My name is Jason Bowman and I am the CEO at Addiction Solutions Victoria. In response to direct feedback from a broad cross-section of people and families challenged by addiction, we have developed an affordable, evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab option delivered in the person's home where they feel safe and their privacy is protected.
Components of the ASV Rehab at Home program include:
Addiction Medicine Assessment and Management
Addiction Psychology Assessment and Management
Ice Breaker Program - Rehab at Home - Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs
Psychotherapy and Counselling - Peer Support and Mentoring
Ongoing Recovery Support – Aftercare - Return to Life Program
Referral / Advocacy / Linkage to relevant and appropriate supports and services.
To celebrate the possibility of recovery from drugs and alcohol, we have compiled a series of testimonials in the form of blogs written by people who have accessed ASV programs, our aim is to share the hope of positive change with anyone still impacted in a negative manner by addiction.
what I learned about triggers in drug and alcohol rehab will keep my recovery on track
A trigger is any form of stimuli that initiates the desire to engage in addictive behaviour.
At ASV, many of our clients state that stopping drinking or using is one thing and staying stopped, another.
Effective, evidence-based addiction treatment provides the individual with the opportunity, within a safe, supportable and substance-free environment, to begin to identify the underlying psychological and emotional issues fuelling the addictive behaviours. The purpose of an effective treatment process is to motivate internal change, providing the individual with a realistic and sustainable opportunity at recovery.
Triggers are associated with a behaviour, memory or situation that relates in some way to prior substance abuse behaviours. As someone struggles with addiction, the people they interact with, the places they spend their time and in some situations, the things they do become strongly associated with their addictive behaviour.
Moving into treatment and recovery helps to reduce exposure to these triggers as much as possible. This may require changing relationships, moving to a different side of town or making a career change.
Triggers prompt cravings, which are strong desires for a certain substance and can lead to relapse.
Learning how to identify triggers and developing strategies to manage cravings is a vital part of recovery from addiction.
"ASV programs and services provide affordable, evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab options across Melbourne, Victoria. The core program is delivered in the persons home where they feel safe and their privacy is protected". - Jase Bowman - ASV CEO Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne 2020.