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Recovery centre for addiction, compulsive and obsessive behaviour and stress management
A Recovery Centre is a place where people come to focus on Recovery.
WHAT IS A RECOVERY CENTRE?
WHAT IS RECOVERY?
For us, Recovery is a way of living that gives people a freedom to choose what they spend their time thinking about and what behaviours they engage in.
Recovery is a way of living in the world connected to other people and the natural environment.
Recovery is moving away from living life in one’s own head and the separateness or isolation that doing so can bring.
Recovery means different things to different people.
WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE COME TO A
There are broadly three types of people who come to a Recovery Centre:
The first group are people who already identify as being in recovery from addictive substances or behaviours. These are people who choose to take a short time-out from normal life commitments to focus on a particular aspect of their programme in a supportive environment.
The second type of person is someone who may be questioning whether they are stuck in patterns of obsessive thinking or compulsive behaviour. They may identify with the description of living life in one’s own head or feeling disconnected from the physical world or other people.
These people come to a Recovery Centre with a sense of curiosity, interested in what recovery might look like for them.
The third type of person is someone who recognises they have a problem with obsessive thinking or compulsive behaviours and need help from experienced clinicians and support staff to develop a tailor-made Recovery Plan.
WHAT DOES OBSESSIVE THINKING OR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR LOOK LIKE?
Many Australians find themselves trapped by patterns of thought and behaviour that undermine their happiness and impact the lives of people they care about, these can include:
Drinking too much
Using recreational drugs or prescribed medications habitually
Compulsively gambling, gaming or spending money
Binge eating or using sex
An inability to switch-off from work or their corporate identity
Compulsively checking social media or relying on the internet & television for social connection
Restricting food or compulsively exercising
Living in fantasy through compulsive dating or romanticising unhealthy attachments/partners
All of these activities have the same consequence, which is to disconnect people from the world and each other. Creating a life most often lived inside one’s own head resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression or emotional disturbances.
Australian Recovery Centres primary purpose is to show Australians how to step out of these addictive mental patterns to re-join the natural environment and each other.