by Hope Rehab Team
Rising Need for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Help in Adelaide
Addiction Help in Adelaide is needed as the number of Adelaideans seeking help for substance abuse problems has risen dramatically in recent years.
Alcohol abuse continues to be a major cause of concern in South Australia, even though the percentage of daily drinkers is dropping according to statistics from SA Health, methamphetamine use has risen dramatically – a recent report in The Advertiser contained following chilling comment that seems to sum up the current situation “methamphetamine is everywhere in Adelaide. It’s huge.”
Dramatic Rise in Methamphetamine Addiction in Adelaide
A recent report in The Advertiser claims that there was a 55 per cent increase in the number of people abusing methamphetamine in the Adelaide in 2014. This worryingly upward trend in ice substance abuse is being repeated elsewhere in Australia – it has been described by the government as an ‘ice epidemic’. Methamphetamine ruins lives – not only for the people caught up in this type of substance abuse, but also for their loved ones.
There is a dire need for rehabs in Adelaide because the options currently available are not sufficient. A recent documentary on SBS called ‘Last Resource Rehab’ showed how many Australians are being forced to go abroad for the help they need (this documentary highlighted the work we do at our facility). Despite the worrying noises coming from the government in Australia, they are far more concerned with criminalising the victims of ice addiction than actually helping them.
Why is There a Need for Addiction Help in Adelaide?
Those people who have never developed a problem with alcohol or drugs are sometimes judgmental about those who do. They have trouble understanding what it is like for thouse caught up in this situation. How could anyone fall into this trap? Surely, it is no secret that alcohol and drug abuse leads to terrible problems? How could anyone ignore all the information warning about such dangers?
It is actually understandable why alcohol and drug addiction is such an easy trap for Adelaideans to fall into. Propaganda is partly to blame. The war on drugs means substances like methamphetamine are portrayed in an unbalanced fashion and addiction recovery resources in Adelaide are hard to access – the message is that ‘drugs are just bad’, and there is no real attempt to honestly understand and explain why people get hooked.
The reality is that when people first use a substance like ice, they will usually enjoy the effects and it usually takes time before the negative effects become apparent. There are also some individuals who do seem to get away with substance abuse. Well before reaching the point of addiction, substance users will usually have decided the information they have heard about the danger of drugs is an overreaction, and this puts them at even higher risk of ending up in trouble and needing addiction help in Adelaide.
Alcohol and drugs offer a particularly attractive solution for people who don’t feel comfortable in their own skin – particularly, those of us who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, shyness, depression, or low self-esteem. In the beginning, this self-medication can appear to work wonders, and by the time we realize the cost of this ‘cure’ is too high, we are already hooked.
Addiction Help in Adelaide
Once we become physically addicted to a drug, it can then be incredibly difficult to quit without help. There may be days when we feel fully determined to change, yet within a few hours or days, we are back to square one. Breaking away from addiction is often a huge undertaking (especially if you have been abusing a substance for a long time), and it will often require an inpatient drug treatment rehab program.
Some potential sources of addiction help in Adelaide would include:
At the time of writing this (October 2015), we were unable to find rehabs in Adelaide offering a tailored program for those trying to escape methamphetamine addiction. Some of the more general addiction treatment center options available include:
Catherine House (addiction help and shelter for homeless women).
Addiction Help Beyond Adelaide
The majority of our clients at Hope Rehab Thailand come from cities in Australia including Adelaide. Our program is suitable for those who are trying to escape any type of alcohol or drug addiction. We provide evidence-based treatment for other drugs including opiates (e.g. heroin, methadone, or morphine), alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and prescription drugs. Our team is made up of professionals, and the majority of us have a personal history of overcoming a serious drug addiction. We know what you are up against, and we will be able to provide the tools you need to break free of addiction.
It would be a terrible shame if your current willingness to escape addiction was lost due to the inability to find suitable help in Adelaide. There are other options, and one of them is to come to us here at Hope Rehab Thailand.
If you feel ready to begin changing your life, please contact the team here at Hope for more information