Substance Abuse Therapy

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Addiction Psychologists Brisbane

Many people struggle with alcohol, drugs (both illegal and prescription) and cigarettes. They also struggle with the inability to cope. This 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. Our substance abuse counsellors can help you come to terms with your drug or alcohol addiction so you can break free of the shackles holding you back from leading a life free of addiction.

Our substance abuse counselors and qualified addiction psychologists at Brisbane Centre for Psychology are experienced in helping people like you come to terms with addiction. We help you identify the underlying causes of addiction, the areas in your life it’s affected and the right treatment options so that you can enjoy a full recovery. Do you feel like you’re losing control and there’s no way to escape a long term lifestyle you no longer want to live? Accessing health services through 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 treatment services.

There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ addiction treatment for people struggling with substance abuse because the underlying causes of addiction are different for everyone. As a result, addiction requires substance abuse treatment plans that suit each person’s situation. Addiction counselling addresses the underlying causes of your substance dependence. It considers 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 counsellors use to help people struggling with alcohol and substance abuse issues. CBT has been found to be effective at helping people identify and change maladaptive behaviours. Moreover, it also helps with the development of coping skills. This can also be beneficial in identifying and dealing with situations that put you at risk of relapse. 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 counsellor 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.

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