Rehab Reviews Australia

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

Treatments Must Adapt to the Changing Face of the Opioid Crisis

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The opioid crisis continues to evolve, and so must our approaches to combating it. With the face of this crisis changing, it is imperative that treatments catch up to meet the shifting needs of those affected. From prescription painkillers to illicit drugs like fentanyl, the opioid epidemic has devastated communities and claimed countless lives. However, … Read more

What Most People Don’t Know About Understanding the impact of fentanyl on the drug treatment system

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The ongoing opioid public health crisis was further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, 5,148 apparent opioid toxicity deaths occurred between April 2020 and December 2020, representing an 89% increase from the same period in 2019. Similarly, in Australia, rates of self-reported non-fatal heroin overdose among those who regularly use stimulant drugs and regularly … Read more

Psychedelic Treatment—Ibogaine: A Revolutionary Guide to Recovery

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In the United States, the renewed interest in ibogaine has largely been driven by a growing number of Americans seeking treatment abroad and returning with stories of overcoming addiction after a single meeting. The fact that many of them are military veterans has helped to facilitate some of the longstanding institutional resistance to hallucinogenic medications. … Read more

 Launch Youth (Hobart, TAS)

Velocity Transformations (Moonah, TAS)

 Launch Youth (Hobart, TAS) is a Hobart-based shelter for male youth (13-20yrs) who are either homeless or troubled by mental health issues. As a medium to long term home for these young men, it is the only such shelter in Tasmania. Launch also caters for high and complex needs clients including youth detention alternatives. Launch … Read more

The Farm in Galong (Galong, N.S.W)

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The Farm in Galong Ltd was formed to address particular aspects of the problem of drug abuse in the community. Two things were of specific concern and became the focus of the group’s planning: recidivism and the effects of drug use on the user’s family. One particularly tragic effect is the removal of children from … Read more

2022 Online Recovery

Online Recovery Resources Soberistas Soberistas Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous Australia Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. NA Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Australia Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and … Read more

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