30 ,Nov, 2018

Can a Rehabs success rate be measured?

The starting point is to define what is “Success”. Is it completing the rehab, remaining abstinent (if that is the goal) for 3 ,6, 9, 12 months, relapsing once in the first 12 months post completing the program, moving a client into a harm minimisation program, etc, etc etc. These measurements do not take into […]

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03 ,Nov, 2018

30, 60, 90 day Recovery Programs!!!!

I have never been comfortable with Alcohol Rehabs and Drug Rehabs who offer a 30 program or a 60 day program or a 90 day program. Many parents look at their child and see how bad their condition is, believe more is better and immediately gravitate to the 90 day program. Over the years I […]

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26 ,Oct, 2018

The 3 stages of a successful residential alcohol/drug treatment program

1. Pre Residential 2. Residential 3. Post Residential All three are vital to a successful outcome. 1. Pre residential stay All alcohol rehabs and drug rehabs will conduct an Assessment and the information gathered will provide staff with a number of insights into the clients usage of alcohol/drugs, mental health and their personal situation including […]

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24 ,May, 2018

I didn’t realise I crossed the line… Mike Willesee

“I didn’t know I had a problem, I was defenceless against it. When I did know the problem, then I could start dealing with it. That’s really what it’s been all about, the knowledge as opposed to ignorance or denial.” Mike Willesee, famous television presenter and interviewer talking about his battle with alcohol on the […]

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06 ,May, 2018

Living with a substance abuser… Kylie’s story

My office 2nd of May 2017 7.30pm “Hello Kylie thank you for coming in. Would you like a coffee or water?” No thank you I’m fine. As Kylie took a seat I said, “when we spoke on the phone you mentioned your partner Jamie had a drinking a problem and you felt he may also […]

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01 ,May, 2018

I’ll stop if it becomes a problem!!

5.30pm Tuesday 5th of August 2014 my office “Graeme I understand what you are saying but to be absolutely upfront with you I don’t believe my drinking is something I should be concerned about and if it were to become a problem then I will do something about it.” Brendan 6.00pm Wednesday 27th of August  2014 my […]

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10 ,Feb, 2018

What does the future hold?

The functioning executive with alcohol or drug issues in their life has only 2 options to consider.   Prior to considering these two options, they should be aware there are 3 incontrovertible facts and these 3 facts apply to every human being with NO EXCEPTIONS   Fact 1            Continued regular use of alcohol or drugs […]

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10 ,Feb, 2018

Matt & Linda

No one looks for a solution until they have identified an issue and there are three major reasons why functioning executives don’t realise they might have an issue with their use of alcohol and or drugs.   To illustrate this let me give you a real example ( I’ve changed the names to ensure confidentiality). […]

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10 ,Feb, 2018

Results or Excuses

Results or Excuses…. You Can’t have Both.   99% of executives, professionals and celebrities who use drugs would like to stop, so the question is, why don’t they? Over the years I have compiled some of the more common responses from executives when they have been asked this question.   I actually perform better at […]

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10 ,Feb, 2018

What should I look out for?

The following 7 criteria are designed to help the executive choose where to seek professional assistance, once they have made the decision to address their issues with alcohol or drugs.   1. 95% of the treatment facilities in Australia and South East Asia offer an extensive range of programs for a variety of disorders. Inevitably […]

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