We’re a privately owned, Government approved 90-day drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre based in Geelong (VIC). We have a proven track record of success, with 70% of those who attend our 90-day ice rehabilitation program remaining clean & sober.
We strongly recommend relocating from Adelaide to our Geelong clinic for the duration of your ice rehab.
If you have an ice addiction and you are serious about getting clean and staying clean, you may find it easier to recover in a rehab providing treatment services outside Adelaide. In fact, we strongly recommend that ice addicts relocate temporarily (in this case from Adelaide) to our Geelong clinic for their rehabilitation treatment. We offer pickup & drop off at Melbourne Airport & Melbourne CBD.
Why do I need to go to rehab?
Most ice users cannot stop using without clinical treatment. Research shows that 40-60% of ice and meth addicts who stop without professional addiction treatment will relapse in the first 12 months.
Ever felt like everyone else got a manual for living and you missed out?
Think of Habitat Therapeutics as that manual. We give you a toolbox for life so you can live and enjoy everyday life, without turning to drugs to help you cope.
Making the decision to go to rehab for your ice addiction is something only you can decide. Your program of drug and alcohol recovery at Habitat is based on three cornerstones providing a solid foundation, for recovering your way of life.
Three cornerstones for recovery
(1) Initial treatment in a Residential Therapeutic Community, addressing the underlying precursors of your addiction through Psychological Therapies.
And then, (2) Counselling and (3) Education, with you gaining the knowledge and tools required to live a clean and sober life through a 12 Step based personal recovery.
Your recovery programs are based on proven recovery methods and during your stay at one of our facilities, you will:
- Participate in community living with other clients.
- Undergo individual and group counselling sessions.
- Participate in further study to gain an understanding of addiction.
- Attend external 12 step meetings regularly.
- Participate in exercise programs to get your body, mind and spirit functioning in unison.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Group Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to target and correct maladaptive behaviours.
Rebab didn’t work for me (or my loved one)
Have you been to rehab or perhaps several rehabs for your ice or meth addiction in Adelaide or SA only to end up relapsing back into addiction? This is very common among ice addicts, so try not to be discouraged. There is hope.
Recovery from an ice addiction requires the addicted person to make a commitment to do whatever it takes to get clean and stay clean, one day at a time. This is, however, easier said than done.
Moving away from Adelaide or rural SA and living in an ice treatment rehab for a period of time will help you break the cycle of ice addiction and get you on the path to a new life free from the shackles of drug dependence.
Tell me again, why should I go to rehab in another city?
A rehab service away from Adelaide provides an escape from the constant reminders. The people, places and routines that can trigger relapses. We are in Geelong (near Melbourne) VIC.
We have found Ice addiction treatment is significantly more successful when addicts avoid the old environment and focus entirely on recovery and rehabilitation. A cotton wool environment to get back on your feet.
Treating addiction to ice/methamphetamine (as well as many other drugs) takes time. A period of time in an ice treatment centre will teach you the tools you need to live without drugs.
Am I addicted to ice (Crystal Methamphetamine)?
Chances are if you have found yourself looking into treatment options for ice addiction you have a problem and you know it. Addiction is not being able to stop doing something even when you want to. But, if you are unsure if your drug use has the hallmarks of addiction, here are some questions to help you decide:
- Do you think about ice every day?
- Do you use ice on a regular basis? (daily, weekly, whenever you can)
- Have you ever lied to family or friends about using ice?
- Do you lie about how often you use ice?
- Do you become defensive when family and friends show concern about your drug use?
- Do you prioritise using ice over spending time with people you love?
- Has your drug use ever affected your work? (sick days, quality of work, professional relationships, job loss)
- Do you feel anxious at the thought of not being able to get ice?
- Is your drug use causing problems in your marriage or relationship?
- Do you prioritise buying ice over other important financial responsibilities?
- Is your ice usage causing financial problems?
- Have you ever stolen to get money to use ice?
- Do you decide to stop using ice and then find you are unable to actually do it?
- Do you need to use large amounts of ice to get the desired effect?
- Have you stopped doing things you used to love because you would rather use ice instead?
Research shows that 20% of the people who have used ice in the past year admit to using ice daily or weekly – however, these numbers also suggest that over half of regular ice users have developed a dependency on the drug.
Is my loved one addicted to ice?
This is an awful question to be asking yourself and we are sorry you find yourself here. Below are some questions to help you determine whether your loved one is addicted to ice or crystal meth.
- Is your loved one sensitive or defensive if you mention you are concerned about their ice usage?
- Is your loved one neglecting family, friends and responsibilities?
- Has your loved one lost weight?
- Is your loved one in financial trouble?
- Is your loved one moody or showing signs of uncharacteristic anger?
The pattern of addiction
Ice is an incredibly addictive drug, with many users reporting they were immediately hooked. The first time is often an exhilarating experience. A high so powerful that many ice addicts spend years trying to unsuccessfully re-create this first time experience.
This deceptive power of ice
The addict chases this elusive first time high, while at the same time destroying their life. The comedown induces a feeling of distress as the brain experiences a shortage of neurotransmitters. This can cause hopelessness, depression, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, muscle pain and more. The only remedy is to have another hit of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. Consume more ice. And, so the pattern continues.
Before too long the feelings of euphoria and exhilaration are a thing of the past and the user is only using ice to avoid the comedown and function at a very basic level.
Reach Out (2021) – How to tell if you have a drug problem
The Australian Drug Foundation (2016)
Community Fact Sheet – Breaking The Ice
“First my using was fun. Then fun with problems. And then just problems.“
What is rehab like?
90 Days in Clinical Treatment – It is recommended that a person with an ice addiction spend a period of 90 days in an ice rehabilitation clinic. This gives you the best chance to develop new habits and learn the tools for ongoing recovery. You will learn to identify and change the behaviours that lead you to using drugs and the mindsets you need to change to have a healthy and happy life. This is much easier said than done. This is why we hold your hand through the process and help you navigate your way out of addiction and into a new life.
What if I can’t do a 90 day stay?
We understand that a 90-day rehab program is not always possible and this is why we also offer 60 & 30-day ice rehabilitation services. Our shorter programs will set you up with the foundational tools and lifestyle changes needed to break the cycle of addiction. We will also suggest resources and support services you can access after you leave.
The next step to getting treatment for ice addiction.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with Ice addiction please reach out. We will walk you through the steps of our ice rehabilitation treatments so you can better understand what a rehab program involves. We can also provide information about the costs and organising travel from Adelaide or throughout SA.