Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterised by drug abuse/substance abuse that is compulsive and difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.
Drug abuse affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, dependency can develop quickly and when tolerance becomes full-blown addiction, it can be extremely difficult to stop the pattern of abuse.
Addicts often believe they can ‘quit’ at any time and that they are in control of their addiction. Many spend years trying to break the habit on their own, with constant and chronic relapses. Breaking free from the hold of addiction often requires outside help.
Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and mind and can eventually kill. If you believe that you or someone you love has a problem, it’s essential to reach out and get support.
Abuse of most substances will produce noticeable signs and symptoms. These may include physical or behavioural symptoms, most likely both. South Pacific Private specialises in the integrated and holistic treatment of drug addiction.
Some of the most common types of drug addiction we treat are:
- Prescription drugs e.g. Codeine and Benzodiazepenes
Each of these drugs creates their own set of problems, negative consequences, and pathway to dependency. At South Pacific Private an individual treatment plan is developed for every client to support them through a detox, if that is necessary, and a comprehensive program to help you gain insight about why the dependency developed, and skills to live your life without using drugs.