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Often drug or alcohol users will try getting clean in small steps before considering a drug rehabilitation program. This may include firstly go see a doctor, try weekly counselling, do a 10 day detox, get our of town for a few days or go back...

In our program we separate the 2 vital areas of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, the physical and the mental. We first address the physical problem of addiction. There is a very good reason to address this first. It is important to help someone become clearheaded...

The debate about safe injecting rooms has audiences divided. On one hand the argument is that a safe injecting room will save lives. On the other hand that it will promote more drug use particularity in the area where it is. This is a worry...

Methadone is a pharmaceutical drug and is typically prescribed to help heroin users come off heroin. The idea is that given the right support, one can take methadone as a preventative to using heroin. So in other words methadone can give a similar high to...

An analysis by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has been released examining the burden of disease of illicit drug use and alcohol abuse in Australia. The burden of disease analysis measures the combined impact of dying prematurely and of living with the disease.  It takes...

We have written many blogs about using ice and tried to keep the public informed about the drug and what effects it has on the person, family and society. Ice does keep rearing its head though. It is still the number one drug of choice...

Cocaine is one of the most popular drugs of use, particularly in the party scene. Its highly addictive mentally. Cocaine use often progresses from the party scene to everyday use as the high that is produced is very seductive and addictive to some. People are...

Overcoming heroin addiction can be tough as it is so addictive physically, but it is absolutely possible to get over the drug. For some it can take a while for the natural rhythm of the body to  transition to a healthy state. Initially heroin withdrawal...

It takes a certain amount of effort to overcome drug or alcohol addiction at a rehabilitation centre. It would be nice to think that once someone has engaged in a rehab program that it is downhill from there. Firstly it can be a real battle...

It’s heartbreaking to witness a loved one suffer drug addictions or an alcohol problem. It’s difficult to ‘stand by’ and watch as they keep using despite the dangers of overdose and hurting those around them. Addiction creates a kind of hopelessness to those experiencing the...

When you are living with a drug addict it can be tough to trust what you observe. People often make excuses for their loved ones about why they have begun to act strange or display moodiness. It is important to try and take a step...

The initial phase of our program is focuses on the physical problems of overcoming drug addiction. The first step is to withdraw the person from their drug of choice or alcohol. After this first step we offer a full detoxification program.  The purpose of the...

Oxycodone is a prescription medication used for pain management. To clarify its full name is ‘Oxycondone Hydrochloride’. It belongs to a larger classification of drugs called Opiod Analgesics. In Australia we have other brand names which are part of this classification. You may have heard...

So many people that contribute positively to our society also love drinking alcohol on the weekend and perhaps drink a little more than they should. Loving a drink doesn't mean you are an alcoholic or destined for failure. The question is do you drink to...

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