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How a Big Rehab Stays Small

The Seasons Hader Group has rehabs in Australia, Thailand, Bali and one set to open in Sri Lanka in a few weeks. So how does a big company like this maintain a personal approach to each individual who walks through the door? This is a very good question and one which the owners of [...]

July 7th, 2017|Addiction, Health, Life, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Get sick and get punished? The New Aussie Way.

Recent government announcements have stated that Centrelink recipients that fail drug and alcohol tests will lose some or all of their entitlements. Substance Dependence Disorder is a globally recognised psychiatric illness as outlined in the global bible of psychiatry, The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-V). Therefore we are punishing people [...]

Cocaine in the Brain

New research into the effects of cocaine on the brain by scientists at Cambridge University has discovered that the use of this drug results in the accumulation of iron in the brain. This may sound like a reasonably useless fact and one that pales into insignificance against the other long term effects of this [...]

April 28th, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Health, Life|0 Comments

A Hader Heavyweight

Justin Nolan, a former pro boxer, is just one of the recovery champions to have stepped out of the ring of active addiction and into the training ground of the Hader Clinic. Now, having won just over 2 years of recovery and a job as the Client Liaison Coordinator for Seasons Bali, the Hader [...]

April 27th, 2017|Addiction, Health, Life, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Why Won’t They Stop Using Drugs?

Do people grow out of cancer or diabetes? Of course not, cancer sufferers and diabetics need specific treatment for these diseases. So do addicts. Without treatment, addiction will get worse over time, never better. A characteristic of the disease of addiction is that it is progressive, starting out in a seemingly harmless way that [...]

Family Dynamics of Addiction – Jackson Oppy

The dynamic around a loved one with addiction is sadly consistent from family to family, across cultural and socioeconomic groups. I have not seen a family with a loved one suffering from addiction that did not fall into the dynamic described below. Understanding how these key interactions work – or don’t - and seeing [...]

The Cycle of Addiction – Jackson Oppy

Do people grow out of cancer or diabetes? Of course not, cancer sufferers and diabetics need specific treatment for these diseases. So do addicts. Without treatment, addiction will get worse over time, never better. A characteristic of the disease of addiction is that it is progressive, starting out in a seemingly harmless way that [...]

Drugs and Sex: A Perfect Match?

Addicts of all types have ongoing issues with healthy emotional and sexual intimacy. This is hardly surprising when one understands that addicts engage in their addictive behaviors not to have a good time (even if that’s how their use began), but to self-soothe and avoid the pain of life. In other words, addicts drink, [...]

February 14th, 2017|Addiction, Dealing with Addiction, Drug Addiction, Health, Life|0 Comments