Substance misuse and addiction

When a person uses too much alcohol or other drugs on a regular basis, they can feel dependent on them to make it through the day. This substance misuse and addiction is a disease, and it can damage a person’s physical, social and mental health.

Substance misuse can result in changes and long-term damage to the brain and other organs. It is a major cause of mental illness. 

Treatment for substance misuse and addiction depends on the type of substances involved, and how serious a person’s addiction is. Treatment may involve a mix of psychiatric interventions, psychological care, support groups and self-help strategies.

 

How do we treat alcohol addiction at Northside Group St Leonards?

Northside Group provides treatment to individuals across Sydney who need professional help to combat their addiction. As a leading Sydney rehab centre and private hospital, our alcohol and drug dependence programs offer expert counselling and treatment, including rehabilitation for alcohol and drug use.

Inpatient

Our inpatient Sydney drug and alcohol rehabilitation service is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team who will provide you with 24 hour care.

We will provide you with a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.

Through the inpatient service you will have :

  • Access to treatment ,information and resources to help support and drive your recovery goals
  • Have the opportunity to participate in our holistic care program designed to improve your physical, nutritional and social health.

Day 

Our Sydney Drug and Alcohol program is abstinence based. We support patients as they work towards the goal of living a drug and alcohol free life. The Drug and Alcohol day program focuses on two stages of recovery. Stage one addresses coming to terms with living drug/alcohol free and includes relapse prevention techniques. Stage two focuses on the underlying issues relevant to the development of emotional wellbeing and ongoing abstinence.

Addiction Health Medical Clinic

Based at our St Leonards Clinic, the Addiction Mental Health Clinic provides specialist assessment for individuals experiencing problems with their physical and/or mental health as a result of their alcohol and/or drug use.

This comprehensive one-on-one assessment service delivers you an individualised management plan addressing any alcohol or other substance use issues and may include medication recommendations together with psychological and/or social interventions.



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