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You are only as sick as your secrets -27th June 2018

We all have secrets.

Sometimes they are frivolous or silly. However, a lot of us carry secrets that are more significant than that, ones that carry stigma, or shame or guilt. 

Sometimes they are attached to trauma or abuse and often they are buried very deep.

They show up as dysfunctional relationships, as anger, as addiction, as depression, as broken families and much more. 

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Under the Skin with Russell Brand -27th June 2018

In under the skin Russell Brand is usually in the position of interviewer. However, in this edition he is himself interviewed by author Brad Evans. They discuss Russell's recently published book, 'Recovery' in which he presents the process of Recovery through the lens of the 12 Step Program in his own words and using his own experience.

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A Veteran's Story of Re-discovery and Transformation -27th June 2018

You Are Not Alone – A Veteran’s Story of Re-discovery

I grew up in a culture rich where we were taught to be strong and resilient. I still remember when I fell over as a young boy when I was told to stop crying, to dust myself off, to get up and to be ok. Men are taught from a young age that showing emotion isn’t desired (but really we are talking about specific emotions such as fear, sadness and loneliness).

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I think I need help... -25th May 2018

What is detox?

For some, detoxing is the first step on the journey to Recovery.

Addiction is a disease with many symptoms that may affect each individual person in a unique way.

Addictive drugs and alcohol make changes to the way the brain processes emotions and regulates mood. Once a dependence on a substance has formed, withdrawal symptoms will start when the substance is then removed.

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Admitting to a Rehab Hospital for Treatment -25th May 2018

Admissions Process

Putting your Mental Health First...your mental health is as important as your physical health.

Just as people may require admission to hospital for assessment and treatment of their physical health problems, some people may require admission to a mental health (psychiatric) inpatient program for the assessment and treatment of their mental health problems.

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Recipes for Recovery: Spicy Lentils & Tomatoes -25th May 2018

The Wood family founded South Pacific Private 25 years ago and since that time have been committed to the Recovery of their clients and their client’s families. South Pacific Private approaches Recovery from a holistic viewpoint combining therapy with psycho educational lectures, mindfulness and wellbeing. We have been smoke-free since 2008 and caffeine and sugar free for the last few years as well. The food provided for clients at South Pacific Private is nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared, taking into account all dietary needs. 

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Recipes for Recovery: Tagine of Lamb -25th May 2018

The Wood family founded South Pacific Private 25 years ago and since that time have been committed to the Recovery of their clients and their client’s families. South Pacific Private approaches Recovery from a holistic viewpoint combining therapy with psycho educational lectures, mindfulness and wellbeing. We have been smoke-free since 2008 and caffeine and sugar free for the last few years as well. The food provided for clients at South Pacific Private is nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared, taking into account all dietary needs. 

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Recipes for Recovery: Veggie Lasagne -25th May 2018

The Wood family founded South Pacific Private 25 years ago and since that time have been committed to the Recovery of their clients and their client’s families. South Pacific Private approaches Recovery from a holistic viewpoint combining therapy with psycho educational lectures, mindfulness and wellbeing. We have been smoke-free since 2008 and caffeine and sugar free for the last few years as well. The food provided for clients at South Pacific Private is nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared, taking into account all dietary needs. 

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