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My Journey with South Pacific Private Marc Richardson, Psychologist, C&M Psych Solutions My journey with SPP began as an inpatient participating in the changes program in 1999. We were advised to read Facing Codependence (Pia Melody) prior to attending the program. Within the first ten pages of...

What is a detox? Addiction is a disease with many symptoms that may affect each individual person in a unique way. Addictive drugs and alcohol make changes to the way the brain processes emotions and regulates mood. Continued abuse of drugs or alcohol interferes with the motivation...

Russel Brand has written books about it and Amy Winehouse sang “No no no”, but what actually happens inside a treatment centre or rehab? When you think rehab, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s like a spa retreat for celebrities who have gone off the...

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...

Ask a politician what addiction is and you will likely have a response that includes the term “self-inflicted problem”. Ask a member of the general community what addiction is and you may hear remarks about people taking drugs for the sake of it. Ask a...