Substance Abuse Therapy North Brisbane
Are you struggling with addiction?
Many people struggle with alcohol, drugs (both illegal and prescription) and cigarettes, and the inability to cope can be made even more difficult when you’re dealing with a mental health issue like anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress disorder. Whether your substance abuse stems from a mental health problem or it seems more like ‘too much of a good thing’ gone wrong, substance abuse therapy can provide the help and support you need to come to terms with your addiction and break free of the shackles holding you back from leading a life free of addiction.
At Brisbane Centre for Psychology, our substance abuse counselor is a qualified psychologist experienced in helping people like you come to terms with addiction by identifying the underlying causes of addiction, the areas in your life it’s affected and the right steps to take to enjoy a full recovery. When you feel like you’re losing control and there’s no way to escape a lifestyle you no longer want to live, seeking substance abuse treatment or therapy is the right choice.
How to treat addiction?
As the underlying causes of addiction are different for everyone, addiction requires individualised treatments.
There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment for people struggling with substance abuse because the underlying causes of addiction are different for everyone. As a result, addiction requires individualised substance abuse treatment that addresses the underlying causes of addiction, the specific symptoms the individual experiences and the consequences that their addiction (and resulting behaviours) have had on their life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the frameworks that our substance abuse counselors use to help people struggling with alcohol and substance abuse issues, as CBT can be effective at helping people identify and change maladaptive behaviours. Moreover, it also helps with the development of coping skills, and can also be beneficial in identifying and dealing with situations that put you at risk of relapse, plus the skills it imparts can also help to treat other issues, including mental health issues and PTSD.
Take the first step to treating your addiction with a substance abuse therapy consultation with a caring and compassionate substance abuse counselor at Brisbane Centre for Psychology. We provide a safe and welcoming environment, and the support you need to get your life and relationships back on track. If you have a current Mental Health Care Plan and are on a Government Disability/Aged Pension or Newstart Allowance, we’re able to offer bulk billing. Contact us today.