Alcohol & Drugs
Alcohol is an addictive substance:
- Alcohol addiction is a recognised illness that can be treated;
- Genetic factors may increase an individual’s risk of addiction;
- Intoxication and depression can be a very dangerous combination and put the person at risk of serious self-harm.
Addiction to drugs can take a number of forms:
- Excessive use of over the counter medications;
- Over reliance on prescription medications, such as benzodiazepines or sleeping tablets;
- Excessive marijuana use, that may be worsening depression or anxiety;
- Addiction to drugs such as amphetamines or ecstasy.
Our approach is based on harm minimisation and offers individual treatment therapy and support.
Some people with an addiction may not require a hospital stay. Murray Street Clinic can be a good alternative. Group programs aim to change the patterns of behaviour and develop positive ways of coping with stress and cravings.
Our approach is based on harm minimisation and offers treatment, individual and group therapy in a supported environment to facilitate recovery.
Detox is the first part in recovery from any type of addiction. Detox can take one to two weeks in The Hobart Clinic. The specialist team will carefully monitor the person’s physical and mental health during withdrawal.
Post Hospital Care
- Controlling cravings;
- Managing stress;
- Identifying triggers;
- Developing positive ways to manage difficult situations.