Drug Dependency – What is it?

Drug abuse is the overuse or misuse of drugs for non-medical purposes. These can be illicit drugs such as speed, ice or prescription drugs such as Valium or common anti depressants such as Xanax, Codeine, Oxycodone (Endone), Dexamphetamine, etc.

Treatment Of Drug Dependency

Dealing with addiction starts with admitting that you have a problem. Once you recognise this, treatment will depend on the severity of your addiction. If you are only an occasional recreational drug user, but think drugs may be having too much of an influence in your life, there are steps you can take to moderate your drug use including:
  • Don’t use drugs when you are feeling anxious or sad
  • Avoid keeping drugs in the house
  • Spend more time with friends who don’t use drugs
  • Remove yourself from situations where you know drug use will be involved
  • Try other ways to alleviate feelings of stress or anxiety such as exercise or meditation
  • Set yourself personal goals for cutting back and reward yourself for sticking to them.
If your addiction is more advanced, rehabilitation may be the only way to deal with it. This can take the form of community-based rehabilitation programs or residential rehabilitation services where you stay in a clinic or retreat while being treated. Rehabilitation often involves detoxification to remove the drugs from your system and then therapy to assist you in changing your behaviour.

Drug Rehabilitation at Palladium Private

Palladium Private is different to other drug rehabilitation facilities because we teach a reality-based mindset technique which is based on CBT, ACT and Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy. This is an educational program delivered in a retreat environment that focuses on the holistic healing of the mind and body. Our detox solution has four major components:
  1. If during your pre program assessment you have deemed to have required a withdrawal program, then your program will start with a general check-up with a GP, to review medication and do any required blood or urine tests to identify areas that need addressing.
  2. A chaperone will stay with you for three nights if needed to make sure you feel safe and supported. This can be for the entire program, but most guests usually find they are feeling better after their third day. We do have guests that have requested a chaperone for the majority of their stay and this can be arranged.
  3. A highly nutritious diet is provided to give the body the essential components it needs to fuel the mechanics of detoxification. This is combined with gentle exercise and massage to assist in moving toxins out of the body.
  4. We have a multitude of therapies to choose from for the physical change, but long term permanent change is always done in conjunction with the psychological therapies we select for each client.