Conditions At South Pacific Private we offer the integrated treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, behavioural addictions, alcohol addiction and substance abuse.
Treatment We offer a range of programs and pathways for the integrated treatment of addictions and mood disorders. All programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of clients and are designed, structured, and supervised by a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, GPs. registered nurses, psychotherapists and counsellors.
Self-Tests The goal of these self-tests is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you or someone you care about has a clinical diagnosis of a disorder. It is an opportunity to raise your awareness about how presenting symptoms may be impacting aspects of your life, or the life of someone you care about.
Programs We offer a range of programs and pathways for the integrated treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, behavioural addictions, alcohol addiction and substance abuse.
About Us South Pacific Private (SPP) is a Treatment Centre on Sydney’s northern beaches specialising in the integrated medical, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment of addictions and mood disorders. In addition to being a registered Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital fully licensed by the NSW Department of Health, SPP is accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards. (ACHS)
Drug Addiction Treatment
South Pacific Private specializes in the integrated and holistic treatment of drug addiction. Some of the most common types of drug addiction we treat are:
Each of these drugs creates their own set of problems, negative consequences, and pathway to dependency. At South Pacific Private an individualised treatment plan is developed for every client to support them through a detox, if that is necessary, and a comprehensive program to help you develop insight about why the dependency developed, and skills to live your life without using drugs.
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Whether your concern is for yourself, or someone you care about, treatment for drug addiction has already begun for you!
Step One: Learn about the problem
By taking the time to seek out this information, and read it, you are already engaged in the first step toward recovery from drug addiction – facing the disease head on and letting go of the denial around the problematic role that the drug of choice plays in your life, or the life of someone you care about.
Often this will have been the hardest, longest and most painful step of them all. You may have been on a long journey, full of difficult and painful experiences, to get you to the point that you are reading this page. You have done well to get here!
Congratulations – the journey into recovery has already begun, though it may not feel that way!
Taking that first step in acknowledging that there may be a problem is often the darkness before the dawn.
Step two: Seek professional assessment, advice support
Treatment for drug addiction, and the impact it has had on your life and relationships, requires specialist support and is not something to undertake on your own.
A feature of the problem is that you will have tried to deal with it on your own for a long time before seeking help, usually with limited success.
Reaching out to talk about the problem with people who specialize in the treatment of drug problems is the next step.
To make this step as easy as we can, SPP offers a free comprehensive assessment during which the issues are discussed either face to face or over the phone, and you learn about the treatment options and resources.
The Family Education and Support Group
Families are often so willing to do anything they can to help the person they care about who is caught in the grip of a drug addiction! Addictions impact the whole family – that is one of the reasons residential treatment is so effective as it gives space to both the client and their family, to focus on healing themselves, and working out how best to go forward.
By the time people find their way to us at South Pacific Private they are usually exhausted by the cycle of despair that accompanies untreated drug addiction.
Both current research, and our experience and outcome studies, tell us that clients embrace recovery from the drug addiction more effectively when family members also have the opportunity to engage in educational and support programs designed to meet their needs.
Step Three: Holistic Treatment
South Pacific Private has a comprehensive and holistic approach to the treatment of a range of drug addictions. All our treatment programs treat the underlying core issues, trauma, and family dynamics, which may have fuelled the development of the present problems, at the same time as addressing the addiction.
Our clients are taken on a therapeutic journey of discovery where you gain greater understanding of how your life has reached this point, and the steps that will get you back on the road to wherever you want to go in your life.
Step Four: Living in Recovery from drug addiction
Finding your road to recovery from the drug addiction is a very personal journey. When you are in still in the middle of dealing with the issues and problems that have prompted you to seek this information, it can be very challenging to even glimpse what life may be like in Recovery.
Recovery sneaks up on you through a series of insights and realizations as you attend your treatment program that has been designed by specialists who understand the journey you must take to effectively address all aspects of a your drug addiction.
Recovery from a drug addiction is likely to be more successful when underlying causes and environmental factors are addressed at the same time as you stop using.
Withdrawing from a chemical addiction can be challenging, uncomfortable and even dangerous when attempting it alone. For this reason a professionally supervised detox is strongly recommended.
Addiction is a cunning, baffling and deadly disease and is most effectively treated in a therapeutic environment supported by addiction specialist health professionals.
If you would like to speak to someone who understands drug addiction, and who can discuss the your particular situation and treatment needs, we suggest that you call our assessment team who will offer a free and confidential preliminary chat, or full assessment if that is your preference.