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.
Our inpatient service is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team, offering you 24 hour care. We provide a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Please contact us for more information on inpatient care.
Patients are encouraged to attend our follow-up outpatient Relapse Prevention Drug & Alcohol Day Program specifically designed to provide support and prevent relapse.
This program is designed to provide a supportive therapeutic environment for people wishing to maintain and enhance changes they have made to their substance-using behaviour.
It offers help to understand substance misuse, triggers and cravings, and develop new and effective skills to independently manage use.
The program provides support to help prevent lapses from escalating into relapses, and to enhance and maintain motivation for change.
Drawing on a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
For more information on the Day Programs available from Ramsay Clinic Cairns contact us today on (07) 4050 7000.
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