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 Substance Misuse & Addiction at Ramsay Clinic Hollywood?

Day Program

Alcohol and Substance Abuse program

This course is designed to help people deal effectively with the factors causing their alcohol and substance abuse behaviours.

The program includes 5 core modules:

  • Identifying triggers to substance use
  • Learning new coping skills to deal with the causes of the problem
  • Understanding and challenging unhelpful core beliefs
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Education around alcohol and drug effects

Please note, this program is targeted for those using alcohol, cannabis and prescription drugs.


12 consecutive week days over a 2½ week period (usually starting on a Monday and finishing on a Tuesday)

Additional information

You will require private health insurance (top cover in psychiatric) or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.


If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours.


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