Facilitated by our clinical psychologists, this program is designed for people who experience dependent or hazardous use of alcohol, prescription medications, and a range of recreational (illicit) drugs. The ten-week course provides participants with an accurate understanding and specific skills for managing substance usage, using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) across half or full day sessions
This program arms participants with understanding on the nature of their usage, and relevant social, psychological and neurobiological processes. It helps challenge unhelpful thoughts and counter widespread misinformation. It will identify comorbid mental health experiences associated with substance abuse, and provide practical strategies to minimise risk and triggers, including relapse prevention.
Along with attending the group, participants will have individual sessions to construct their own wellness plans where required.