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 Adelaide Clinic?

When a person is addicted to alcohol it negatively affects every area of their life. People often deny the extent to which it controls them and it can reach a crisis point before the person will admit they have a problem needing help.

Adelaide Clinic's alcohol rehab treatment program offers:

  • Assessment by a mental health professional to gain insight into your specific addiction and to determine any underlying causes, such as depression or anxiety;
  • Medications which are prescribed to help detox and to reduce cravings.
  • A group therapy day program for ongoing support.

If you feel you or a loved one could benefit from alcohol counselling please contact us today. We look forward to helping you.



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