Addiction is a complex medical condition that can have serious negative consequences for a person’s physical and mental health, relationships, and quality of life.

Our doctors are available to help patients who are struggling with various types of addiction, including but not limited to:

Smoking Cessation & Vaping Addiction

Smoking is a leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide. It has been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, and stroke. Quitting smoking can greatly reduce a person’s risk of developing these conditions and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Our doctors understand that quitting smoking can be challenging and offer a range of resources and support to help patients successfully quit. They can provide advice on smoking cessation methods, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), prescription medications, and behavioral therapy. Our doctors can also discuss the risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting, as well as provide information on smoking cessation programs and support groups.

It is never too late to quit smoking. Even if a person has been smoking for many years, quitting can have immediate and long-term health benefits. By quitting, a person can improve their lung function, reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke, and lower their risk of developing cancer. Quitting smoking can also improve a person’s sense of taste and smell, as well as their energy levels and overall quality of life.

If you are a smoker and want to quit, speak to one of our doctors today. They can provide the support and guidance you need to successfully quit smoking and improve your health.

Alcohol & Other Drugs Addiction Treatment

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs can cause physical, psychological, and social harm. It can also affect your ability to function in your personal and professional life. Seeking help from a doctor is the first step towards overcoming addiction.

At Parkhill Medical Centre, our doctors can help you to get the right treatments for your addiction. They can discuss your concerns, assess your situation, and help you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Treatment may involve counseling, medication-assisted treatment, detoxification, or a combination of these approaches.

Counseling is an effective treatment for addiction that can help you to identify the underlying causes of your addiction, develop coping skills, and build a support network. Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of medication to reduce cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms, and prevent relapse.

Detoxification is a process that involves removing the substance from your body. It is often the first step in treatment, and it can be done in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

Our doctors can also provide support for your family members, as addiction affects not only the individual but also their loved ones. They can provide information on community resources and support groups that can help you and your family during this difficult time.

It is important to remember that addiction is a treatable illness and seeking help is a courageous step towards recovery. Our doctors at Parkhill Medical Centre are here to support you in your journey towards a healthier and happier life.

Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction can have significant impacts on an individual’s life, including financial problems, emotional distress, and strained relationships with loved ones. It is estimated that around 7.9% of Australians are at risk of developing gambling addiction.

If you are concerned about your gambling habits or those of someone close to you, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. Our doctors can discuss your concerns and offer support and referrals to services that can help you manage your addiction.

Some of the common treatments for gambling addiction include counselling, support groups, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication. Our doctors can help you to determine the best course of action for your situation and provide ongoing support throughout your recovery journey. It is important to remember that seeking help for gambling addiction is a brave and positive step towards improving your overall health and wellbeing.

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