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Alcohol Addiction

Addiction Therapy for Alcohol Abuse & Dependency
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Addiction Therapy for Alcohol Abuse & Dependency

If you believe that you or your loved one’s relationship with alcohol may be problematic, we at Promises can help.

Our Clinical team will conduct a detailed assessment to gauge the severity of the problem.  We will then make a full medical diagnosis as to whether Alcohol Use Disorder is present.  We are fully equipped to make the full spectrum of interventions necessary, dependent on your presentation.  This may be a physical intervention in terms of initial detoxification that will be medically managed.  We will also be able to make therapeutic interventions.  These will be either 1-1 counselling, group therapy or both.  We will provide a continuum of care that attends to your needs physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Often Alcohol Use Disorder also affects those nearest and dearest to the person that drinks.  Promises provides support for families affected by alcohol and believes this to be an essential part of the process of ongoing recovery.  Treatment is not time-limited and will continue for as long as you need our support.

What to expect?

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Screening and Assessment

The first step consists of screening and assessment. We assess the severity of addiction and co-morbid conditions, in order to identify the appropriate level of treatment and detox.

A detailed assessment is vital to pick up the key issues and start treatment for any other co-occurring issues like depression, anxiety and psychoses. Our certified addiction therapists will carry out comprehensive assessments including laboratory and psychological tests.

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Medical Detoxification

Medical Detoxification is the next phase of alcohol addiction treatment aimed at abstinence and recovery. The main goal of detoxification is to provide safe withdrawal from the substance dependence in a way that is humane and protects the patient’s dignity.

These patients proceed with detoxification under the direction of a psychiatrist, in a controlled and medically supervised environment. At Promises, we directly liaise with private hospitals to maintain patient confidentiality. This step may not be required if a client is not severely physically dependent.

Once detoxification is complete (or not required), the next step is relapse prevention.

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Relapse Prevention

There are several components:

  • Where a stay in rehab environment is required, we work with multiple partners in the region to smooth admissions with continuity of care. We’ll take care of everything, all you need to do is show up.
  • With psychiatrists on our team, we are able to treat both medical and mental health issues which can co-occur with alcohol addiction in an outpatient setting e.g. prescription of required medication.
  • Our therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12 step facilitation and other treatment pathways for recovery. Individual one-to-one sessions can be used to learn the techniques for relapse prevention. Couple or family sessions are also recommended at this stage, as support is crucial.
  • Our therapists will also assist with co-occuring addictions, compulsions, mental disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma.
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Continuing Care

Continuing Care represents the maintenance of wellness, which is key to achieving one’s recovery goals. This may take the form of 12 step recovery group meetings or other group therapies, individual one-on-one counselling, couples and family therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

Our Alcohol Addiction Team includes:

Dr. Munidasa Winslow
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist,CEO
MMED (Psych), MBBS, CMAC, CCS, FAMS

Elizabeth Pang
Principal Clinical Psychologist
MSc (Clinical Psych), BA (Hons) Clinical Psych

Andrew da Roza
Addictions Therapist, Sex Addiction Specialist
M.Couns (Monash), MSc (Addictions), MBA, LLM, LLB, Certified Substance Abuse Therapist, Substance Abuse Counsellor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Sharmini Winslow
Psychodrama Therapist, Executive Director
MA (Couns), BFA (Dance)

Joachim Lee, PBM
Senior Psychotherapist
MSocSc (Couns), SAC Member & Supervisor, APNA Neurofeedback Therapist, IACT Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ICBCH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy Trainer

Dr Ivan Lau
Family Physician
MBBS, GDFM
Certified Addiction Recovery Coach

PHILIP ANG
Consultant Psychologist
MSc (Psych), BSocSc (Applied Psych), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Autogenic Training Practitioner, Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist

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