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This is my story of hope… I celebrated my 40th birthday this year and it’s been almost two years since I’ve been at South Pacific Private. I’m proud to say that it’s also been that amount of time since I’ve had alcohol or an illicit substance...

This week I celebrated being clean for One Year. South Pacific Private has played an integral role in my Recovery journey. When I came back to SPP in February I was in a critical stage in my Recovery, my mental health had taken a huge dive...

Love addiction. If you haven’t heard anything about it before you may think it sounds contrived. And while it’s a condition yet to be formally referenced in the DSM-5 or ICD-10 international codes of classification for disease it’s presenting in treatment centres around the world...

Consultant Therapist and supporter of South Pacific Private, Sharalyn Drayton from ARISE Counselling Solutions has shared with us her recent article on Betrayal Trauma. ABSTRACT Imagine being in a car accident. Out of the blue, someone smashes into you. You didn't see it coming and you are not...

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...