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At South Pacific Private we have used the abstinence approach for 26 years and are continually amazed by the recovery stories that return to us as clients leave treatment, join a 12 step fellowship, and start working the steps as a relapse prevention strategy. We...

While many people talk about the ‘Ice epidemic’, few people hear the stories of those who have gone through addiction and come out the other side – and sadly not everyone can say they are fortunate enough to come out the other side. Addiction is...

South Pacific Private supports the 12 step philosophy that addiction is a disease with emotional, physical and psycho-social components, and that this disease can be arrested, through abstinence. Wherever appropriate for clients, we actively encourage them to engage in 12 Step programs and we do...

Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...