It’s about finding out why the person sought out the drug in the first place, and healing the emotional trauma underlying their actions.
Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
On 14 July 2013, the News.com.au site reported actor Cory Monteith’s overdose which caused his death. The television star was known for his role as Finn in the hit show ‘Glee’. Known for their natural take on substance abuse help, the professional team at the Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre express their sadness in response to the shocking news. The healing centre’s Director and holistic therapy advocate, Mr. David Godden remarks, "Our sympathies go out to Cory’s family and friends; perhaps his untimely death will awaken others to the fact that substance abuse is merely a symptom and not the primary issue at hand."
Drug rehabilitation centres try and cure addictions first because they’re the issue requiring urgent attention. Once under control though, clinics don’t always address and treat the primary reasons which caused the abuser to seek out the drug. Not remedying the reasons behind why they first sought the substance may cause the patient to relapse.
Recognizing the need for substance abuse help clinics to provide more than just physical remedies, the Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre says it’s time to heal more than just the symptoms. Mr. Godden comments on the ‘Glee’ actor’s death, "Cory’s actions were typical of someone struggling with underlying emotional problems or traumas. When only a symptom is treated and not the primary issue, the individual will usually relapse like Cory did."
The holistic centre’s director explains how overdoses happen after treatment, "In Cory’s case, I would think it an accident because when people undergo treatment for addiction, they’ll be clean for weeks or months. During that time, their body withdraws and then recovers."
Mr. Godden continues, "When they’re discharged and relapse, they think they can handle the same amount of drugs they used to. But since they don’t have the same tolerance as before, they overdose and many die."
Believing it is imperative to teach patients about of the risks they face, Mr. Godden says his centre "treats the underlying issue as the problem, and the drug use as the symptom. This educates the individual that their main dilemma is emotional and not behavioural." He further explains that the Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre’s program puts into plain words the dangers of relapse, especially when using opiates, and the risk of overdosing.
"One of our main differences, other than our natural approach to healing, is that we stay in contact with our patients and make ourselves available to talk if they need us." Mr. Godden says, "We also inform the family as to how best to support their loved one after they leave the centre, especially if they come home."
The recent news about ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith’s death from overdosing has caused the experts at The Australian Addiction and Trauma Centre to raise the alarm about treating emotional issues and not just the physical addiction. "Getting substance abuse help is more than just kicking a habit," remarks the centre’s Director Mr. Godden. "It’s about finding out why the person sought out the drug in the first place, and healing the emotional trauma underlying their actions." To learn more about their holistic addiction programs, please visit http://traumatreatmentcentre.com.au/.
About The Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre
The Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre was developed by health professionals who offer an alternative to the existing "one size fits all" medical model. Their goal is to turn fully integrated health care into a reality.
The centre’s clinical team understands the limitations of the traditional medical industry; therefore have designed treatments intertwining the very best of traditional medicine and holistic therapies.
To learn more about The Australian Addiction and Trauma Centre, click here.