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Addiction Awareness Melbourne

“I was on my way home from work alongside hundreds of other commuters; the peak time train ride from Melbourne City back to Ringwood. Those of us who were Ringwood bound set foot off the train, and I made my way to my connecting bus stop. There were two kids at the bus stop, I [...]

November 18th, 2015|Alcohol Abuse, Dealing with Addiction, Drug Addiction, News|0 Comments

PAWS – Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal is defined by two different stages. The first stage, the acute stage, lasts up to several weeks in which the individual will experience physical withdrawal symptoms. The second, and less commonly acknowledged stage, is referred to as Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. During this second stage the physical symptoms mostly subside and give way to a [...]

November 9th, 2015|Dealing with Addiction, Drug Addiction, Withdrawal|0 Comments

Acupuncture & Alternative Therapies

Recovery is about more than just letting go of addiction; it is a journey of enlightenment, and acceptance of the self. The mindful approach to healing is a proven method of addiction treatment that emphasises the wellness of the “whole person", not just the symptoms.  Alternative therapies are becoming popular as a form of addiction [...]

November 4th, 2015|Dealing with Addiction, Drug Addiction, Therapy|0 Comments

Addiction – Avoiding the Temptations

It is no secret that the Melbourne drug culture has shifted. As a nation, we are now in the midst of an Ice Epidemic that is sweeping through the suburbs; leaving little but destruction and despair in its wake.It can be a hard thing for anyone to avoid, with prevalence rates amongst almost every [...]

October 20th, 2015|Drug Addiction|0 Comments

How to Use Sports to Help Beat Addiction

Living with addiction can be a crippling and destructive process that affects not only you, but everyone around you. The moment of clarity that starts you on your journey to a healthier life is one of the most beautiful things you will ever experience and the feeling when you emerge successfully from rehab can be [...]

October 15th, 2015|Dealing with Addiction|0 Comments

Myths about Family Interventions and the Truth You Need to Know

One of the hardest parts of drug or alcohol addiction is admitting to yourself that you have a problem. This intensely personal moment of recognition can be a turning point for sufferers and the first step towards complete rehabilitation. For the loved ones of someone who is grappling with addiction, a similar moment presents itself. [...]

October 1st, 2015|Family and Relationships|0 Comments

Alcohol Addiction – The Signs That You Need to Know

Alcohol is a highly prevalent part of our society, with many of us enjoying it sensibly and in moderation. A glass of wine with dinner or a few quiet drinks on a Friday night may be sustainable but drinking habits can become problematic. As such a normalised part of our culture it can be difficult [...]

September 7th, 2015|Alcohol Abuse|1 Comment