At South Pacific Private, we know how difficult it is to take the first step and admit that alcohol has become a problem in your life. The idea of living without alcohol can feel daunting, overwhelming or even impossible.
Addiction Recovery Is Possible
Addiction can feel like a threefold attack on body, mind and spirit. We experience intense psychological cravings, physical withdrawal symptoms and often overwhelming emotional pain.
Addictions are classified under two groups: Substance use disorders, such as alcohol or drug addictions, and behavioural or process addictions, such as gambling, sex, work or gaming addiction. While every person and every addiction is unique, all addictions tend to follow similar patterns which may include increasing dependence, strong cravings for the behaviour or substance, tolerance and escalation (needing increased amounts of the substance or activity to achieve the same desired effects), the experience of withdrawal symptoms and a compulsion to continue despite negative consequences.
As an addiction continues, it often becomes complicated by relationship issues, financial pressures, mental and physical deterioration, emotional distress and legal concerns.
South Pacific Private stands at the forefront of addiction treatment, bringing a full team of specialists to every client. We take a holistic approach which seeks to treat not only the addiction itself, but underlying issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and dysfunctional relationship dynamics. Together, we work to heal trauma, break cycles of addiction, repair relationships and equip clients with the tools and strategies they need for effective, long-term recovery.
If you’re concerned about a loved-one – or struggling with an addiction yourself – take a moment to gain a better understanding of specific addictions below.