Addictions Counselling Perth & Australia Wide
We offer addictions counselling both in Perth and Australia. May it be physical or psychological, rest assured that we can help you overcome your challenges. Call ?1800 870 080.
What Is Addiction?
Addiction can mean different things to different people, but it generally refers to the repetitive use of a substance or activity, even though it interferes with other aspects of someone’s day-to-day life. It can be understood as a compulsion or a reliance on substance or activity, without which you struggle.
How Does It Work; Physical vs Psychological Dependence.
Addictions can be physical or psychological.
Physical addictions involve a physical dependence; over time, tolerance builds up and more of the substance will need to be taken to feel the same effects and giving up will cause strong withdrawal symptoms. Drug and alcohol dependence such as cigarettes and strong painkillers are examples of physical addictions.
Psychological addictions come from an emotional or psychological desire. Although cravings come from the brain, they can feel just as strong as physical dependencies, so feelings of withdrawal, insomnia and irritability can all be produced by the brain. Sex, shopping, exercise, gaming and gambling are just some examples of psychological addictions.
The Aim of Addiction Counselling
Counselling helps people look at why they are using drugs or drinking alcohol, ultimately aiming to address any associated issues. Most importantly, specialist drug and alcohol counselling will equip you with useful strategies for dealing with life’s challenges in ways that enhance your health and well-being, rather than just masking any underlying feelings, moods or stress you’re experiencing. This will ultimately aim to assist you in controlling your addiction.
Addiction Counselling’s Benefits to Your Family
Addiction affects your whole life including your relationships. It can often cause people to withdraw from their family and feel as though they can’t rely on them – but addiction counselling can help. Not only can it help repair relationships, but it can help your family understand your actions and provide them with resources to assist you on your journey to recovery.
Benefits to Yourself and Your Life
Cases of people who face drugs and/or alcohol issues are more common than you think. Over 90% of people who come to see us for counselling don’t fit the addict stereotype. They often have successful careers, loving relationships, a big family and an active social life. However, drug and alcohol problems are rampant in our community, it’s an invisible epidemic due to the stigma and secrecy of drinking and drug use in our community. We all want to lead happy, productive and pro-social lives effectively and managing alcohol and drug use is key to achieving that goal.
Why Choose Lifeskills Australia for Addiction Help?
The misuse of alcohol and other drugs takes its toll on everyone. Unfortunately, shame and stigma can often be the biggest barriers to seeking help. If alcohol and/or other drugs are affecting your life and relationships, we will help and support you to achieve your goals.
Remember, you are not alone, drug addiction help and alcohol addiction help are available. Lifeskills Australia is a local provider of psychology & counselling for managers, supervisors and workplaces. Please call 1800 870 080 if you would like to talk to us about your journey of recovery today.
Why Choose Lifeskills Australia?
I walked out of Lifeskills feeling…
“I was taught some great behavioural skills, coping skills and learned about myself and why I behave the way I do”
“Equipped with tools to face challenges that will come. I feel connected to myself, my partner and my children”
“ Clearer about decisions and changes I need to make to move forward and face the next chapter ”
“Confident, excited, lighter. I feel like I can breathe again”
“Ready to get back into it and stand in me again. Stronger, lighter, empowered!”
“ Revitalised and with a deeper view on the next chapter of life and career. ”
“ Ready to address the next chapter with confidence. ”
“ I have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and that to have a healthy relationship I need to first take care of myself. ”
“ Accomplished, ready to get on with my life in a cleaner more honest way. ”
“ I have purpose – and control of my life. ”