Rehab Reviews Australia

Expert Insight into the Correlation Between ADHD and Addiction

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ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder that roots itself in childhood, showcasing a broad spectrum of symptoms that can persist well into adulthood for roughly three out of four individuals. This enduring nature of ADHD symptoms propels a discussion on its implications beyond mere childhood challenges, hinting at a deeper correlation with addiction … Read more

Beyond the User: The Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Loved Ones

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The impact of how alcohol and drug abuse affect your family and loved ones unfolds in layers, affecting them in multiple domains—emotional, financial, legal, and medical. These substances weave a complex web of conflict, mistrust, and deteriorated communication among family members, creating an environment where understanding and harmony once thrived. Such challenges invite a profound … Read more

The First 90 Days Getting Clean And Sober

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The first 90 days are truly a majestic feat for many people in recovery. Its powers can be utterly elusive, seemingly part of an exclusive club whose members are rewarded at the very least, in Narcotics Anonymous, with a beautiful red chip. Sometimes this chip is shiny, other times it can be a deep matted … Read more

Beyond Prescriptions: Why Opioid Dependence Remains a Problem

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Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a complex condition characterised by an overwhelming desire to use opioids like oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl, among others, which leads to significant distress or impairment. The condition not only involves a physical dependence, evident through increased tolerance and withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation but also carries a heavy psychological burden. Despite … Read more

The Complexities Of Mental Health Risk Assessments

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Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a part of everyday life, with risk assessments (RA) playing a pivotal role in creating safer work, study, and public spaces. RA instruments’ effectiveness in acute mental health units (AMHU) has provoked controversy and contradictory research regarding their utility. Research literature reflects a lack of standard RAs to address … Read more

Unveiling the Dangers of Psychotropic Medications for Children

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The prescribing of psychotropic medications like benzodiazepines and stimulants for children has been on the rise, with these drugs being used as first-line treatments for various mental health disorders despite limited information on their efficacy in this age group. These medications work by altering levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine in the brain, … Read more

Informed Consent? Mental Health Medication For Kids

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An Australian Government key reform has consistently been to peruse a “National Evidence-Based Policy for Service Planning and Delivery” (Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities: Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services, 2015). In the past, general practitioners predominately prescribed psychotropic medications to treat mental health disorders, while pharmaceutical companies sponsor directly or … Read more

Unveiling the Dark Side: Unregulated Marketing of Alcohol and its Detrimental Effects on Society’s Youngest Minds

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Australia, the sixth largest country in the world, known for its remarkable landscapes and low population density (three people per square kilometre), is actually striving to save its citizens from alcohol and illicit drugs. Recent analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the national agency for information and statistics on the country’s … Read more

The Cost of Sobriety: Ethical Reflections on Charging Exorbitant Fees for AA Attendance and Recidivism in Rehabs

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Many people experiencing a serious addiction problem require residential inpatient treatment. They may have already had many failed attempts at stopping or moderating their substance use addiction, or they need a circuit breaker so they can be removed from their current environment.  Residential rehab is the most severe form of intervention for the treatment of … Read more

The Silent Threat: How Parents Can Combat Screen Addiction in Children

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In today’s digital age, children are growing up with screens as a constant presence in their lives. From smartphones to tablets, televisions to video games, screen time has become an integral part of their daily routine. However, what many parents may not realise is that excessive screen time can lead to screen addiction, a silent … Read more

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