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.

Treatment options

Ramsay Mental Health offers a broad range of psychiatry and psychology treatment services for substance misuse and addiction that can be tailored to meet your needs, including:

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The Clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated mental health professionals who are committed and passionate about providing quality evidence based mental health care. Our experienced, professional team aims to give patients the skills and confidence to manage their mental health concerns now and into the future.

All Psychiatrists who are credentialed with Lakeside Clinic have admitting privileges to the Clinic.

Out inpatient program is where patients stay at the clinic for the duration of their treatment and receive help with issues including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychosis (ie Schizophrenia)
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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