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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...

When you're feeling anxious or stressed, the strategies listed below can help you cope. We also encourage you to do our anxiety self-test here: https://southpacificprivate.com.au/mental-health/anxiety/self-assessment/ Here are 5 ways to manage anxiety effectively: Understand the nature of anxiety: Anxiety helps us to identify and respond to danger in either...

The 'Life in Recovery' survey, the first of it's kind in Australia, shares the transformative nature of the journey from addiction to recovery. It highlights not only the changes on an individual level, but also in relation to the people who surround that individual; families, loved ones,...

One of the most challenging aspects of the disease of addiction is the powerlessness that friends and family members feel as they watch the problems unfold. The reality is that denial is one of the symptoms of the disease, and minimisation of the problems is very...