Understanding Drug And Substance Addiction
At South Pacific Private, we understand the darkness, pain and devastation drug addiction and relapse can bring, and we’re committed to helping end the cycle long-term. Drug addiction can swiftly escalate both the frequency and intensity as our bodies develop neurological, psychological and physical dependence.
As an accredited private hospital we offer onsite, medically-supervised withdrawal and detoxification options. Our recovery program is based on the proven 12-step principles and includes a fully supported transition phase toward ongoing, long-term recovery support.
Our program also places a special focus on supporting and educating partners, family and friends with our dedicated Family Program
Recognising Drug Addiction
Drug addiction does not discriminate, it occurs across all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders. The range of drugs involved also varies widely, from marijuana to methamphetamine (ice), cocaine, codeine, benzodiazepines, GHB, ketamine, fentanyl, ecstasy, Molly and others. Symptoms include:
- Experiencing cravings to use substances
- Wanting to cut down, but not being able to
- Behaviours demonstrating tolerance, such as increasing the dosage to achieve previous levels of effect, or seeking to try new, harder drugs
- Neglecting other areas of your life in favour of using drugs
- Continuing to use drugs despite risks of damage to relationships or work
- Continuing to use, even though it puts you in danger
A significant portion of drug users also suffer from mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and bipolar disorder. Effectively identifying and treating such instances of dual diagnosis is critical for long-term recovery.
Your Journey To Recovery
With almost 30 years of experience treating addictions, every client at South Pacific Private is welcomed by a full team of clinical experts dedicated to providing wraparound support including medical detox, specialist nursing care, psychiatric assessment and treatment, psychotherapy, guided group sessions with families and loved ones, and ongoing, individualised case management.
We also recognise that each case of substance addiction is unique, with its own set of symptoms, drivers and consequences for the individual and their families. At South Pacific Private, we work with clients, partners and families to develop an individual treatment plan which provides comprehensive support through detoxification, recovery, therapy and the transition back to regular life.