Although every addiction is unique, at South Pacific Private we treat not only the addiction itself, but underlying issues such anxiety, depression, trauma and dysfunctional relationship dynamics. Addiction can be substance (drug or alcohol) or behaviour-related (gambling, sex, work or gaming) and cause intense physical, emotional and psychological pain for individuals and their families.
Those of us struggling with addiction may experience growing dependence, powerful cravings, withdrawal symptoms, a compulsion to keep using, increasing tolerance and escalations in frequency, substances, dosages or behaviour. As an addiction continues, it often becomes complicated by relationship issues, financial pressures, mental and physical deterioration, emotional distress and legal concerns.
If you’re concerned about a loved one – or struggling with an addiction yourself – you can gain better understanding from our blog posts below.