Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction and Rehabilitation at The Bay 

"The driving force and root cause of addictive behaviour is the addict's unrecognized and unmet spiritual need. In order to heal addiction at its source this natural and unmet spiritual need must be responded to and satisfied in an appropriate and authentic manner." 
- Carl Jung*

Consider the possibility that a drug or alcohol dependency may simply be a destructive pattern, brought about by creative attempts to adapt and survive in the face of life events.

Fortunately, our experience at The Bay has been that substance dependencies are not necessarily embedded for life; the same creativity that adapted to help you survive can also adapt to help you change.

At its core, we see addiction as a symptom of unmet needs in the intrinsic search for wholeness. The Bay Approach™ to rehabilitation was developed to meet that search with respect for your whole self and the totality of your journey. By taking part in our integrated approach of evidence-based Western psychology, alongside ancient Eastern mindfulness techniques, you can start to develop a clearer understanding of your reasons for adopting coping strategies that are no longer practical for you in your life. This understanding is a crucial step on the path to change.

The focus on an awareness of ‘Self,’ along with The Bay’s holistic ‘whole person’ approach, leads you to a healthier mindset and more sustainable long-term recovery.

Our Addiction Recovery and Treatment Programs include:

10 Addiction treatment 

Dual Diagnosis and Trauma-Informed Treatment

It is extremely common for people living with addiction to actually be experiencing another underlying issue, such as anxiety, depression or PTSD, in addition to their substance abuse.

At The Bay, we understand that addictive patterns can mask, or offer a way to avoid, something painful that is happening, or has happened in your life. They are coping mechanisms that you may have adopted in order to ‘self-medicate’ and cope in the best way you can.

For many people, drug dependency or alcohol dependency can indicate underlying or unconscious hurt, which may have started in your childhood or teenage years. In order for you to heal sustainably, our treatment approach embraces two very powerful elements:

  1. Dual Diagnosis:

An alcohol or drug problem very often occurs together with a mental health issue. This twofold condition is known as a ‘dual diagnosis’.

It is likely that someone who is living with a substance addiction is also experiencing other issues with mental health, such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, or childhood trauma. We work to ensure that each individual client is supported to explore their own unique experience through one-to-one care with therapists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. 

  1. Trauma-Informed Care:

Trauma-informed care is a form of treatment that allows you to feel safe, held, and ready to work with the possibility of past or current trauma/s that may be affecting you or causing addictive behaviour. Trauma can cause people to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol in order to cope. For this reason, we consider trauma as well as the substance use in our rehabilitation programs.

Through this approach, we can help you to recognise that addictive patterns and dependencies are not necessarily embedded for life; that through creativity and resilience, you can overcome them and change your life for the better. 

The Power of Holistic Treatment for Addiction

In addition to traditional therapy methods, we also offer a number of evidence-based holistic treatments for addiction recovery, ensuring that you will undergo a healing experience that caters to every part of you: mind, body, and soul. 

Some of the holistic treatments we offer include: 

  • Meditation and mindfulness training
  • Yoga practice
  • Acupuncture 
  • Nutritional guidance and application
  • Art therapy 
  • Chi Kung
  • Exercise therapy 
  • Naturopathy
  • Massage

Private Luxury Rehab at The Bay

Our aim is to support you in your search for wholeness, however, that looks for you, providing you with all the tools necessary to successfully recover from substance abuse and addiction, so you learn to meet your own needs with awareness and self-compassion, free from unnecessary and unhealthy habits.

While you immerse yourself in this deeply healing environment, you will enjoy the peace, comfort, and luxury of your own private residential retreat, with 24-hour care and the best one-to-one rehabilitation treatment available.

Would you like to know more about our personalised rehabilitation programs? Please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +61 2 6684 4240 (Australia) or +1 310 220 0352 (USA).

 

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* Dr Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. on Carl Jung's understanding of addiction.

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