Ice drug rehab in Melbourne

Meth rehab helps patients overcome one of Australia's most addictive substances

Ice addiction is a force for negative change in the lives of addicts. The Hader Clinic is here to help treat this addiction, using specialised programs and treatments centred around ice drug rehab.

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Ice rehabilitation at The Hader Clinic

Ice, or crystal methamphetamine, is an incredibly potent stimulant. It is also one of the most addictive, and can be destructive to the lives of new and long term users. As a specialised treatment facility, The Hader Clinic is dedicated to helping addicts achieve sobriety through holistic treatments.

Our ice drug rehab programs take place at our specialised private facilities, and are made up of different therapies and costs, and are determined based on each case we encounter. We will always give patients the best possible chance at long term freedom from addiction.

The Hader Clinic’s Jackson Oppy explains how addicts are not able to predict how much they are going to use once they start using or control their use.

The effects of ice addiction

The true effects of ice addiction are all-encompassing. They extend far beyond the traditional embodiment of 'the ice addict', and permeate through all facets of life.


  • Organ damage and premature ageing
  • Irreversible brain damage or heart attack
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Changes in the structure and function of the brain
  • Disturbed sleep and eating habits
  • Cravings and unmanageable tolerance


  • Psychosis and hallucinations
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Triggers, compulsion, and obsession
  • Compulsive lying and denial
  • Excessive fear and worry


  • Depression and anxiety
  • Memory loss and mood swings
  • Paranoia, fear, psychosis, and aggression


  • Increase in risky behaviour
  • Financial problems
  • Sexual and romantic issues
  • Lack of interest in activities, work, and friends
  • Damaged relationships with family members


  • Damaged self-esteem and self-worth
  • Damaged relationship with self
  • Inability to function without ice
  • Continued use despite negative consequences
We work with private health funds to support our patients.
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Withdrawal during ice rehab

Withdrawal can be a dangerous stage of ice drug rehab for an addict. It carries immediate, acute symptoms, both physical and psychological, that can be detrimental to health in the short and long term. These can include cravings, aches and pains, nightmares, anxiety, and paranoia.

Withdrawal from ice addiction can also coincide with an array of mental health issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Anti-social personality disorder

The Hader Clinic understands the effects of ice withdrawal. We employ a highly qualified, multidisciplinary team to address the physical manifestations of withdrawal, and help patients manage the psychological fallout of addiction.

Frequently asked questions about ice drug rehab

How does ice work?

Ice is an incredibly powerful stimulant, which means that it speeds up messages given and received by the brain. Whether ice is smoked, injected, or ingested by way of snorting or swallowing, the effects are felt quickly and powerfully. The euphoria fades rapidly, leading many to consume several doses within a short time.

With the short term effects of ice comes a plethora of negative consequences in the short and long term, which can be devastating for physical and mental health. Increase used translates to physical dependency, often leading to complete inability to function without the drug.

What does a typical ice user look like?

There is no such thing as a 'typical' or 'common' ice addict. Addiction can affect anyone, from all walks of life, at any time. It's important to understand that addiction is an illness. Nobody chooses to become an addict. However, they can choose to enter ice drug rehabilitation.

This is why, at The Hader Clinic, we tailor all of our meth rehab treatment plans to the addict. We take an in-depth look at how ice is affecting your life, and how we can help you overcome your addiction as efficiently and effectively as possible. Every addict is different, and so is every treatment plan.

I thought my loved one was smart. How did they get addicted to ice?

Addiction has nothing to do with intelligence. Ice is incredibly addictive, releasing over 1250 units of dopamine into the body, compared to the mere 50 released by eating food. The human brain is effectively powerless compared to the manufactured pleasure provided by ice.

Try to see ice addiction as an affliction, rather than a decision. We treat addicts from all walks of life, helping them find the right way forward from ice addiction. Our treatment plans, from detox and withdrawal, to ongoing support to prevent relapse, work to help addicts break free.

How can ice addiction be treated in the long term if the substance is so addictive?

Due to the physical and psychological dangers of ice, and the harmful consequences that accompany it, many long term users seek treatment for ice addiction. However, it is true that ice addicts are also among the most at risk for relapse. This does not mean that ice addiction cannot be treated. At The Hader Clinic, we focus on supporting long term recovery from addiction.

Our Outpatient Relapse Prevention program assists patients in adjusting to their new life free from ice by offering them similar therapies to those they experienced while living at The Hader Clinic. With this ongoing support, patients continually revisit their reasons for sobriety, and are reminded that they are capable of a life outside of addiction.

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