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Monarch Butterfly emerging from it's chrysalis
07
Oct

The Transtheoretical Model – Is My Loved One Ready to Change?

The Transtheoretical Model – Is My Loved One Ready to Change? What Is the Transtheoretical Model and Why Does Arrow Health Use It? Change is a process and often there are two steps forward, one step back. When treating addiction, the Transtheoretical Model is based on 6 basic stages of change. In a perfect world,...
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The Human Brain
07
Oct

Neuroscience of Addiction – What We Do Know

Neuroscience of Addiction – What We Do Know When a drug enters the body, it interacts with the brain. Different addictive substances affect the brain in different ways, although most drugs target the brain’s reward system by releasing large amounts of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine has a large impact on many important functions of...
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Mental Health
26
Sep

10 Things to Understand About Dual Diagnosis and Treatment

10 Things To Understand About Dual Diagnosis and Treatment If you or your loved one have been given a ‘dual diagnosis’ by a treatment professional, it may add another layer of confusion to a drug or alcohol addiction. Here are ten things to understand about what it means to have a dual-diagnosis, and why it...
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Teen Drug Use
15
Sep

Teen Drug Use: Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse

Teen Drug Use: Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse We can no longer pretend that teen drug use isn’t happening. There’s many reasons why teens try drugs. It could be to experiment, for fun, as an escape,  to ‘feel better’, because of peer pressure, or to stay awake and study. Whilst teen drug use is concerning, it...
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Woman
15
Sep

Learning How To Live – A Client’s Story

Learning How To Live A Happy, Healthy Life Arrow Health’s program is not just for addiction but for life in general. I didn’t just learn how to get clean and stay clean, I learnt how to live a healthy and happy life. I learnt so much about myself and about communication, and self-awareness and behaviours...
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Man Eye
15
Sep

This Rehab Was Different – A Client’s Story

This Rehab Was Different To The Others I’d Been To Arrow Health was not my first rehab. I actually came to Arrow after leaving another rehab where I was horrified at the way the program and facility was run. The staff here have been helpful and open to hearing about my problems and issues. They...
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31
Aug

Dual diagnosis treatment programs for mental health and addiction issues

Often people with addiction issues are also simultaneously dealing with mental health issues. It is important when dealing with the addiction to also deal with the underlying mental health issue as this will reoccur if only the initial addiction is treated. Here are some important steps to follow as you seek dual diagnosis treatment. 1....
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bearded man leaving prison to go to rehab
30
Aug

From Prison to Rehab – A Client’s Story

From Prison to Rehab Will I get into rehab or not? This was all I was really asking myself before going to Arrow Health. I had a lot of time to think, I was in prison and the questions bounced around my head not allowing any other thoughts. The story of my road to recovery and...
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20
Aug

Ice Addiction Treatment Centre

Have you been searching for ice addiction treatment centres in Melbourne? Ice addiction has become a massive problem in Australia. Research provided by the National Drug Strategy Household Survey has shown that approximately 6.3 percent of Australians who are more than 14 years old have tried taking crystal meth. What is ice? Ice is a...
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20
Aug

Heroin Addiction Effects

Heroin is an opioid and is also referred to as a ‘downer’. Its effects can vary depending on the individual but can be generalised through a sense of euphoria, disorientation, nausea, slowed heart rate and breathing. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the most common class of drug identified in toxicology reports in drug...
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