How We Help
Addiction is an issue that is seemingly getting worse throughout our society and unfortunately the treatment industry seems to lack the required support, care and service to deal with the overwhelming need.
We will be with you every step of the way and again we encourage you to check out our programs and other services pages for more details in how we can help.
What We Treat
Having a drink with friends and family is often seen as an integral part of the Australian way and culture. This can at times make it hard to identify whether or not your drinking habits are an issue.
If you find that drinking is getting in the way of your work, relationships, interests and impacting on your life, these are some key indicators that you may have to start looking at your alcohol usage and behaviours. A good way to understand whether or not you may have to do something about your drinking is honestly answer some of these questions below.
Some questions to ask yourself:
- Has anyone (e.g. a family member, friend, doctor or colleague) been worried or concerned about your use of alcohol?
- Has anyone (e.g. friend, family member, doctor or colleague) been concerned about your behaviour that may relate to your alcohol use?
- Have you been hurt or have you hurt anyone else physically or emotionally as a result of drinking alcohol?
- How many times have you forgotten the events of the previous night because of your drinking?
- How many times do you feel any guilt, remorse, shame or embarrassment because of your alcohol abuse?
- How many times do you need to take medicine, drugs or drink alcohol in the morning when you wake up to feel energised for the day?
- How many times have you disappointed family members, colleagues, friends and bosses, because you were not able to do what was expected from you?
- How many times have you realised that you cannot live a day without having a drink?
- How many times a day or how many times a week do you have a drink?
- Do you have to have a stash of alcohol at the ready?
If you find that you have answered yes to a few of these questions, it’s probably a good indication that we have to do something about your drinking. We would strongly suggest that you get in contact with us and strike whilst the iron is hot! We are here to help every step of the way.
Legal and illicit drug treatment
Those suffering from drug addiction experience a process in which we call the cycle of addiction, which often continues to worsen a persons circumstances across the board and keeps a person tapped in this vicious cycle (watch video below).
Here are some common symptoms of addiction:
- Compulsive seeking of drugs
- Aggressive or violent behaviour when using or seeking drugs
- Anxiety and panic
- Paranoid behaviour
- Psychotic episodes similar to schizophrenia
- Hyperactivity and hyper sexuality
- Confusion, incoherence
- Negative impact on relationships, work, and school
- Thoughts of suicide
Again if you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, please get into contact with us as soon as possible.