What you need to know
It’s important to understand that however it may present, addiction is a complex mental health condition which often requires professional treatment and ongoing support – Addiction is not the result of weakness, moral failure or a lack of willpower.
South Pacific Private specialises in the treatment of the most widespread mental health conditions affecting Australians, including anxiety, depression and trauma (both PTSD and C-PTSD). The impact these conditions can have on individuals and their families – especially when combined with substance or behavioural addictions (dual diagnosis) – can be devastating and far-reaching.
Whichever condition your loved one is struggling with, it’s important to understand that their experiences are not a result of weakness, lack of willpower or some kind of personal failure.
Whether you or a loved one are battling addiction, feelings of loneliness, fear, shame and anger can at times feel inescapable – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Professional help and support from others who have experienced exactly what you’re going through is available, you just need to take that first step and reach out.