Drug and alcohol addiction
Drug and alcohol addiction affects people from all walks of life. Our team is here to help you better understand why you use alcohol or drugs excessively, the impact it has on your life and to support you through your recovery.
Our drug and alcohol programs
We offer a holistic inpatient program that addresses the physical, emotional and social factors associated with substance abuse or addiction.
Our outpatients program provides continuing support after your return home. Based on cognitive behaviour therapy, the program focuses on equipping you with the skills you need to beat your addiction.
Topics you may explore as part of the program include:
- understanding your addiction
- the effects of your addiction on relationships and others
- managing your addiction and negative thoughts or emotions
- adjusting to a dependency free lifestyle.
If you seek help as an inpatient, you need to be actively involved in your recovery. You will participate in group sessions with other patients, in recovery and discharge planning and you will also be exposed to community support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.
When you leave hospital, you can access further support through outpatient programs to help you with issues that you face in your recovery and develop skills to manage day-to-day stress.
All programs are delivered by experienced therapy teams and may include psychologists, psychiatrists, 12-step counsellors, registered nurses and other allied health professionals.
Family is an important part in your treatment and recovery and regular information and support sessions are available to help them better manage and support you through your recovery journey.
Benefits of drug and alcohol inpatient treatment
- Helps you understand your triggers for substance abuse.
- Equips you with skills and techniques to control your addiction.
- Teaches you different ways to handle stress.
- Develops your capacity to deal with life’s challenges.
These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require your full participation. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.