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Addiction and Recovery, with Bel-Mar's Sue McPherson

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Welcome to the Ways to Wellbeing radio show. I'm your host, Miriam Henke, & today's topic is Addiction and Recovery. I chat with Sue McPherson, program director of the Bel-Mar Treatment Program, who shares her own story of addiction, recovery & how others can overcome this destructive disease. This show is for those who are in the grips of this disease, those who love them, & for practitioners who work in the field of addiction.

The Bel-Mar treatment philosophy holds the belief that recovery involves a combination of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual  health. Merely ceasing the addictive behaviour will not bring long term recovery.

The Bel-Mar treatment program specialises in addiction treatment for adults with both substance (alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs), & behavioural addictions (gambling, sex, spending, gaming, relationships). Sue gives details about their 3 stage program structure.

The area which sets this program apart from other rehabs is the focus on the root cause of the problem, investigating why there has been the need to use substances and behaviours to mood alter. Family & friends are also important - there are programs and services to help them too.

Connect with Sue at suemc@bel-mar.com.au and/or visit Bel-Mar's website at: www.bel-mar.com.au