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...

There are so many different kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal. It can be confusing to wrap your head around the variations of each one. We will try and make this area a little clearer and give some information about the classification of drugs...

Today marks the first day that Australians will no longer be able to buy codeine based medications over the counter. Pain medications like Nurofen Plus or Panadeine will no longer be available without a prescription. Instead the recommendation to manage low to moderate pain will...

It's a tricky time of the year as people are celebrating and drinking more alcohol than usual. In this case it can be difficult for the family and friends of someone that is an alcoholic to confront the situation as there are incredible justifications. It's...

Australia Day is coming. The aim of this article is to raise awareness about alcohol abuse over Australia Day weekend. We do get many enquires for alcohol abuse help around this time of the year. The problematic effects of the drinking revelry from Christmas, New...

When someone is addicted it is obvious that they are not quite there with you. They are thinking of scoring or using or selling or a mate they have to call or something like this. They may be there at the dinner table but their...

Get Off Drugs Naturally is a residential drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre. We are located about an hour and a half of Melbourne in the beautiful Yarra Ranges.  Our program is a full live in facility and the duration it takes to complete the...

There is such a thing as being able to undergo a drug and alcohol detox without using medication, provided you are medically fit to undergo such a task. The idea is enough to send some drug users running far, far away. Give us a moment though and...

The last phase of our program brings to focus how someone will maintain a sober life when they have re - engaged with society. In short review, by this point of the program the individual has achieved a few key parts of their rehabilitation. Firstly...

Combing ice and alcohol is a popular combination amongst ice users. Ice is a drug that keeps the user alert. When ice enters the body,  a series of chemical responses take place. In short ice is classified as a stimulant and speeds up the messages...

The Get Off Drugs Naturally Drug and Alcohol program is unique as it has a drug free withdrawal. Our drug free withdrawal is comprised of 3 things. Firstly, vitamin and mineral intake to replenish what drugs and alcohol have burnt off. Secondly, gentle physical techniques...

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