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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...

There has been much attention given to gaming disorders and online gaming in Australia this week in response to recent 60 minutes coverage specific to the current game thats on everyone's lips, 'Fortnite'. The show documented the lives of families who are struggling due to...

Addressing the Realities of Rehab - Making an Informed Choice On his popular show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver recently delivered a scathing report on the dangers on unaccredited and unregulated addiction treatment centres. Talking specifically about the landscape in America he cited the current situation where...

Celebrating Life…This is My Story of Hope Jennifer’s Story I celebrated my 40th birthday this year and it's been two years since I've been a patient at South Pacific Private. I'm proud to say that since that time I haven’t touched alcohol or any illicit substance. I was...

What are addictive disorders?  Are they indeed disorders? The nature of problematic psychoactive substance continues to be a matter for controversy among the public and politicians; even among health professionals there is little consensus.  Some have a view that repeated use of a substance (or gambling...