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South Pacific Private Blogs

Meet Continuing Care! -12th February 2016

Meet the Continuing Care team and learn what they can do for you – both as an inpatient and after you discharge...

Meet the team! Anni works in Continuing Care and is here to support you with your ongoing treatment plan.

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The Best TED Talks on Mental Health -11th February 2016

Do you love TED Talks as much as our Team does?

They are refreshing, inspiring, invigorating and educational.

And - they are perfect for time-poor, busy lives.

You can dip your toe in and be absorbed in a fascinating scintillating world for 20 minutes and leave feeling renewed and inspired. We always do.

So, we've pulled together a list of our favourite TED talks on the subjects of mental health, mindfulness and addiction for your pleasure, development and inspiration. 

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Prescription Drug Abuse - An Overview -02nd February 2016

Prescription Drug Abuse (PDA)

By Dr. Ben Teoh, Clinical Director, South Pacific Private

Although most people use prescription dugs appropriately and effectively, there has been a significant increase in the number of cases where these drugs have been abused.

Recent reports have revealed a marked increase in the deaths of people who have abused prescribed opiates. Many of these deaths involved young people below the age of 25.

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Recovery Quotes We Love... -29th December 2015

By way of a reflection on the year that was, we decided to ask all staff and also our CACA (consumer and carer) committee to share their favourite recovery quotes with you. This was our way of reflecting on the journey of recovery. 

We were interested to see what quotes were favoured and relied on and which quotes inspired.

We were delighted with the response and hope that you, too, can find reinvigoration, rejuvenation and recovery in these lines.

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A True Story of Hope -22nd December 2015

This is my story of hope...

I celebrated my 40th birthday this year and it's been almost two years since I've been in South Pacific. I'm proud to say that it's also been that amount of time since I've had alcohol or an illicit substance in my blood. 

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So this is Xmas… -18th December 2015

If you are new to recovery, then this could be your first Christmas, and that can be a real challenge.

Whether you in recovery from Depression and Anxiety, or Addiction issues, this time of year can be a huge trigger for folks. It will be a year of firsts. First birthday, first New Year’s Eve, first ANZAC Day, first Melbourne Cup. The list goes on….

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