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Lorraine Wood

Coping with Addiction

Addiction is a disease. Sydney Beauty journalist Renae Leith-Manos recently chatted to Lorraine Wood, Co-Founder and Owner of South Pacific Private about how to deal with addiction.

At SPP we see addiction as a disease with spiritual, emotional, and physical components – this disease can be arrested but not cured. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) definition of addiction reads: “Addiction is characterized by the inability to consistently abstain impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.”

In this interview with Bondi Beauty Lorraine Wood shares her personal insights and experience on how to deal with addiction and what steps can be taken.

Research and our experience has shown us that the most effective way to holistically treat acute needs, and bring about the changes needed, is to provide a 24/7 therapeutic environment.

Our Inpatient / Residential Program is designed to address problematic behaviours, attitudes, and feelings. To find out more about any of the above programs please call our expert intake team available 24/7 on 1800 063 332 or send an enquiry to info@southpacificprivate.com.au