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New Release: ‘When Hell Freezes Over’ by Jackson Oppy

The spread of crystal methamphetamine use sees more and more families face a horrifying reality - their child or spouse or parent is an addict. Their world is a hell where Ice rules and it is far from OK. Ice took families, society and the drug-addiction treatment sector by surprise. Young users often bypassed [...]

Drug Addiction Turned Me Gay

The lies, I can’t stand the lies’. Families and loved ones always ask me, ‘Why do they lie so much?’ I told lies and committed criminal and other offences in my active addiction that I would never dream of repeating clean. I was prepared to go to diabolical extremes to get what I needed. [...]

March 10th, 2017|Drug Addiction, Family and Relationships, Health, Life|0 Comments

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 [...]

Doctor’s Sedating the Nation Since 1966

The Rolling Stones famous 1966 song: ‘Mother’s Little Helper’ which made a controversial comment about the housewives popping benzos like candy, rings as true today as it did 50 years ago. These pills are kindly prescribed by the trustworthy family doc, so why wouldn’t you take them and why wouldn’t you do as they [...]

January 31st, 2017|Addiction, Family and Relationships, Life|0 Comments

Hader Family Week

FAST TRACK WITH YOUR FAMILY'S RECOVERY TODAY!Everyone in a family is affected by addiction.Family week provides a proven and effective process where the past can be released and the future re-imagined.Learn healthy boundaries, learn about the psychology of addiction, gain new communication skills and create a new and forgiving future. Family week is a program [...]

Ice Information Night

Earlier this year, The Hader Clinic hosted a free to attend Information Night for Friends and Family of people suffering from Ice Addiction. The night was hugely successful in equipping people with the knowledge necessary for dealing with circumstances surrounding their loved ones and Ice use. Due to significant demand we will be holding another [...]

Walk for Recovery 2016

Sometimes in addiction we feel as if we have been dealt a bad hand; the truth is things could be far worse. We Won’t Let Addiction Define Us The Hader Clinic are organising a ‘Kokoda Walk for Recovery’. To pay our respects to those who had it truly hard, this October we will be walking [...]

Ice Info Night February 24th

As part of The Hader Clinic’s addiction awareness campaign we will be holding an ‘Ice Information Night’ for family and friends of people currently struggling with methamphetamine addiction. The aim of the night will be to both help inform attendees about ways of dealing with ice addiction that can help alleviate stress that family and [...]