How We Help

Addiction is by no means a simple issue. Realdrugtalk offers a range of treatment options and referrals for those wanting to change their behaviours and habits around alcohol and drug use. Click below to go through to our online program and recovery coaching/counselling page. (Insert a learn more button)

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.

For these reasons and because of Jack’s and the teams’ personal experiences with addiction, Realdrugtalk is completely committed to opening up quality and cost-effective treatment options for those who seek and need assistance.

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

Alcohol Treatment
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

When drug addiction develops, it takes a wide-reaching toll on the addicted individuals’ lifestyle and health, leading to mood swings, personality changes, mental health conditions, potential financial difficulties, emotional issues, social isolation and a lack of self-worth. Drug use impacts an individual physically, mentally and emotionally, and neuroscience has shown a complex series of chemical interactions begin to take place in the brain and body, often leading to chemical imbalances that quickly build negative habits and neurological pathways that leave an Individual unable to stop drug use alone. 
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
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Hyperactivity and hyper sexuality
  • Confusion, incoherence
  • Negative impact on relationships, work, and school
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Depression

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.

Our Clinical approach

Realdrugtalk offers a unique approach to addiction treatment as we apply a mixture of person-centered and strengths based approaches that draws on real life lived experience of recovery, as well as our programs being informed by international best-practise and The World Health Organisations definitions of addiction.
Addiction is a complex issue that consumes multiple facets of an individuals’ life. First and foremost, people are people and at Realdrugtalk we take a humanistic approach, applying care and empathy every step of the way. We find that when you treat people as people you can connect on a deeper level, making quality treatment outcomes possible!