Types of Alcohol Rehab Centres and Treatment Programs


Once you’ve made the courageous decision to get intensive help for alcohol addiction, you have some choices to make around the type of facility you feel will be best suited to your circumstances, personal preferences, budget and treatment specialities available. Below we’ll look at some of the major considerations when choosing an alcohol rehabilitation center, […]

Alcohol Addiction – Help, Treatment and Recovery


If you’re reading this article, you are most likely either a loved one seeking help for someone suffering with alcohol addiction, or you’re suffering yourself and reaching out for help to recover. Either way, this article will be invaluable in both situations. HOW TO DEAL WITH ALCOHOL ABUSE If you’re unsure if your drinking is […]

The Link Between Alcohol and Anxiety


Some people may be able to pinpoint the exact time their anxiety began, and when they first realised alcohol had become a problem. For others, issues with alcohol and anxiety may have developed simultaneously, making it impossible to determine if one became problematic before the other, or vice versa. At Palladium Private we see a […]

Insights into Alcohol Addiction, Treatment and Recovery


In this article we are are going to take a dive into the drivers behind alcohol addiction, particularly the neurochemical pathways in the brain and their role in strengthening dependence on alcohol over time. References and links are included for further research if you’d like to dig deeper. Ultimately this article is for anyone who […]

Am I addicted to alcohol?


Drugs by nature are addictive. In the last article in this series, we established that alcohol is legal drug. Its consumption is promoted as fun, inclusive and relaxing. Is it any wonder then that the brain – which is conditioned to seek more pleasure – works right into the hands of the lucrative alcohol industry […]

Am I an Alcoholic?


What is an “Alcoholic”? To answer that question, we’re not going to ask you to count the number of drinks you consume on any given day or week and refer you immediately to your GP. Instead we’re going to help answer this question for you by defining exactly what an alcoholic is – or isn’t […]

How To Get Help With A Drinking Problem

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When you or someone you love has a problem with drinking, it can affect not only that person but everyone around them. Those who have an alcohol dependency often prioritise drinking above spending time with the people they care about the most. If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover how to get […]

When One More Is Too Much; Tell-Tale Drinking Problem Signs

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In Australia, heavy drinking is often considered normal, so spotting the signs of a drinking problem isn’t easy. Drinking alcohol is deeply ingrained into our culture from a young age. In fact, in some social circles, refraining from drinking alcohol may be considered out of the norm. This and the fact that we all respond […]

How To Read The Signs Of Alcoholism


In today’s world, it’s surprising just how easy it is to hide an alcohol addiction. For some people, developing alcohol addiction may become obvious very quickly, whereas for others it may be easily disguised, especially if they spend a lot of time alone, or mask their alcohol dependence amongst social events. The definition of alcoholism […]