Established in 2015, Addiction Solutions Victoria (ASV) originated from the knowledge and the lived experience of many that sustainable recovery from drug and alcohol addiction was possible.
ASV treatment programs and our family support services provide evidence-based substance misuse / and or dependence (addiction) treatment, clinical support, psychological support, peer support , withdrawal and recovery supportand research-backed support for anyone impacted in a negative manner to an addiction to Drugs and Alcohol.
Addiction is the condition of being addicted to a habit or something. It typically carries connotations that an individual's habit has interfered with their social, family and/or health obligations, and has been continued for a considerable time despite negative consequences.
Compulsivity can take over an addict so much so that it often seems like they have no control over themselves; proper treatment can potentially reverse this issue, but not always. Commitment and effort are required to achieve sustainable positive change.
Recovery is typically described by individuals as a process of healing and accomplishing their goals through identifying issues, breaking habits, and rebuilding. It is not an easy path to take, but one that can ultimately be rewarding because of the insight gained as well as the ability to live a clean life from both a physical and emotional perspective.
The concept of recovery should encompass more than just alcoholics/drug addicts - it's important for all of us to try our best in order to live happy lives where we have control over ourselves; even if that means reaching out for help. With this in mind, ASV family support programs assist families and loved ones to identify and address challenges related to a loved one's use of substances.
Our drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are affordable and services are provided by experienced and passionate industry professionals. The ASV drug and alcohol outpatient addiction treatment approach is developed specifically to meet the needs of any person seeking positive change from addictive behaviours and patterns.
Addiction. What a grind, daily repetition, the same thing over and over. Albert Einstein tells us that to do the same thing over and over while expecting different results was a definition of insanity. Stuck on the merry-go-round. Trapped, painted into a corner largely of my own making. I have been there before. The need to stop using substances is so great and it can seem like the only way you will ever be able to feel better again, but on your own, you just keep failing at quitting every time because habits are too strong and quitters often find themselves feeling embarrassed about their struggles with addiction or alcohol abuse. It's ok though! I'm not alone in this struggle either - millions of people all around the world face these same challenges each day which means we're never really alone when trying our best to give up something that may no longer be good for us anymore?
I had no idea what to do with my substance use. I was scared and confused, so when I finally told the truth about it all, a door opened for me that allowed me not only to admit that there were problems but also find out new ways of dealing with them. For instance, by tracking everything - from the number of drinks consumed on one day or how often you used drugs in three months- this gave both myself and others an opportunity to see where we should start making changes in order for us all to be healthier individuals who are able to track our progress over time!
As I realized that my addiction was affecting me in different ways, it became clear to me that the only way out of this downward spiral is with professional help. This realisation took a lot for me to come to terms with because coming clean about something like an addiction can be scarier than any other experience you will have on your journey towards recovery.
The first thing people want from someone who's been through some tough times is hope and honesty; they need proof there are others just as lost as themselves before they'll accept their own brokenness and surrender everything they know and seek positive change and recovery.
The more I struggled with my fears and worries, the worse they became. But then one day something clicked in me that helped me get back on track: managing feelings instead of using drugs or alcohol as tools for relief; these were just temporary fixes that aggravated underlying problems.
The way you deal with your fear can grow into its own momentum depending on how continuously you manage them- even if this means trying different methods like drug use or drinking excessively.
I realised that my story is just one of many. There are so many people out there who need help but don't know where to find it for themselves and they're left feeling alone in their struggle. I want them all to have a chance at the life-changing experience that came from getting professional mental health treatment; therefore, I am now telling my story with these truths because maybe someone will be able to relate or learn something new about what not to do as well! - Jason Bowman - ASV CEO 2021
At ASV, we believe that given the right set of circumstances, opportunities and supports, that any person seeking treatment and support for substance misuse and/or dependence (addiction) can rebuild their lives and achieve sustainable positive change (recovery).
ASV is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is a Consumer Affairs Victoria registered not-for-profit incorporated association. We are governed by a Board of committed family members, community members, professionals and people in recovery from addiction.
In addition, ASV is an Associated Member of the Institute of Community Directors (AMICDA), a member of the Mental Health Academy (MHA), and a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
The ASV Board is committed to providing genuine recovery opportunities and knows that sustainable recovery from addiction is possible.
"We recognise the great need for families & their loved ones to access affordable & evidence-based Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation center for treatment across Melbourne, Victoria. ASV rehab at-home treatment options are affordable & evidence-based."
Hope - people can recover from even the most severe addictions if they are given the right support and opportunity.
Accessible treatment – access to appropriate supports and treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, dependence or addiction should be affordable and within the reach of people who seek it when they need it.
Individuality – people respond best to support when their addiction treatment and recovery planis achievable, flexible and tailored specifically for them.
Families – families of people experiencing addictions need support and understanding. People are more likely to recover from addiction when their family is well-informed, supportive and supportable.
Community – connection and a sense of belonging are essential to a life worth living.
"It is with much gratitude that I try to express in words the incredible difference that the ASV rehab at home program has made to my life, the lives of my loved ones and the world around me. To say that before beginning the program that my life was a disaster would be an understatement. The only thing that mattered, more important than the business I build up over 20 years, my wife of nearly 20 years and my three kids, was getting on the coke and gambling. The cost was devastating, not just financially. At risk was everything that I had ever cared about, the things that were the most important to me in my life. It was time for a change. The ASV program was exactly what I needed. I could apply myself fully to the program and still manage to oversee my business and family commitments. Thanks so much ASV, you have made a difference in the lives of many!" - Anon 2021.
"We recognise the great need for families & their loved ones to access affordable & evidence-based addiction treatment across Melbourne, Victoria. ASV rehab at-home treatment options are delivered by experienced professionals." - Jase Bowman - ASV CEO Melbourne Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne & Geelong 2021.