There are many treatment options for people being affected by addiction. Here are some aspects to consider and options available.
Treatment options - alcohol and other drugs
There are a range of alcohol and other drug related treatment and support services available in Australia, many of which are free. If you or someone you know is affected by addiction, the first step to getting help is talking to someone.
Treatment options - gambling
There are a range of gambling treatment and support services available in Australia, many of which are free. If you or someone you know is affected by addiction, the first step to getting help is talking to someone.
The use of prescribed medication to assist in the treatment of addiction is called pharmacotherapy. Here is how it works and what options are available depending on peoples addiction.Pharmacotherapy
There are a range of physical and psychological symptoms people can experience when reducing, or stopping, alcohol and other drugs. Here’s how it works and how to manage it.
For people with a heavy dependence on alcohol or drugs it may be necessary to attend a detoxification (‘detox’) unit safely and more comfortably manage these withdrawal symptoms in a supported environment.
Lapse and relapse
Recovering from addiction takes time and lapses and relapses can sometimes happen. Here's why that is ok and what people can do to overcome them.