Addiction is a chronic brain disorder that causes repetitive harmful behaviours and an uncontrollable desire to keep engaging in these behaviours.
Addiction Stories & Insights
When Kristen went to rehab, she had no intentions of giving up drinking. Her plan was to do a 90-day residential addiction treatment at the Hader Clinic Queensland, and then carry on drinking. She didn’t know any other way. It turned out Kristen can live without alcohol.
Alcohol addiction is a disease that can affect any individual, and requires alcohol addiction treatment. It does not have a specific cause or determining factor. However, genetic, psychological, or behavioural factors may contribute to having an alcohol addiction.
It takes a lot of willpower and strength to begin your journey into drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment. Often, multiple roadblocks will arise that make it difficult to continue down the journey to recovery.
Drug and alcohol rehab is considered successful when the person is abstinent from drug and alcohol use, and they can manage their addictive behaviours. The person’s quality of life will improve as they are able to live their life normally and free from addiction.
Spotting the warning signs of unhealthy alcohol consumption can be difficult; because alcohol is everywhere and drinking is not just socially accepted but somewhat expected in Australian culture.
In twelve months of daily drug use, Lawrence lost everything. His house. His family. After recently completing the residential rehab program for his ice addiction, Lawrence shares his story.
A personal insight into the challenges and rewards of working with clients who undertake the residential addiction treatment program.
I was utterly broken. I was completely lost. I was slowly killing myself and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it.
Caroline struggled with a cocaine addiction that blew her world apart. This is her story about how she came back from the brink, thanks to rehab.
Being scared about entering an addiction recovery program is normal. Here are some common fears and barriers experienced by addicts and how you can get past them.
It’s common for recovering addicts to move locations in a bid to make a fresh start. However, without a proper rehabilitation program and adequate support systems in place, most attempts at moving location are not successful.
When it comes to addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, the chances of a co-occurring mental health disorder are alarmingly high.
Here are a number of useful ways in which you can support your loved one if they are suffering from an ice addiction.
No one consciously chooses to become an enabler to their loved one’s addictions; however, many people fall into enabling behaviours without noticing.
I have a story I’m not very proud of. A story full of guilt and shame. Last Christmas, while high, I almost killed myself and my children.
To help you make your Christmas a joyful event for all involved, here’s a quick guide to navigating the holiday traps and triggers for a recovering addict.
Paula is one of the support staff at our Brisbane rehabilitation centre. She is also a recovering addict. This is her addiction story.
Christmas can be tricky when you’re in recovery. To help you make it through, here are some simple yet important things to remember.
30 days of rehab sounds great doesn’t it? But for a better chance of recovery from a long-term addiction, it’s proven longer treatment is better.
Dianne could have never imagined that the strong family values she grew up with and subsequently instilled into her only child and daughter, Joy, would have ever been challenged by the disease of addiction.
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