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Byron Private Attends Parliamentary Inquiry
Byron Private recently made a written submission to the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW. We were privileged to then be invited as one of just two private operators in our area to personally meet with the committee members and discuss our view. From a regulatory perspective, it was noted that the addiction treatment industry is largely unregulated.  The parliamentary committee took the time to understand Byron Private’s comprehensive governance model, including the participation of highly qualified professionals, adoption of international best practices, and voluntary attainment of ISO accreditation.  It...
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Relapse – The Death of Recovery or Fertile Ground for Change?
“It is on the very ground of suffering that we can contemplate well-being.It is exactly in the muddy water that the lotus glows and blooms.”~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~ A family member’s descent back into alcoholism/addiction can raise the emotional soup of the family to boiling point. The same is true for an eating disorder or mood disorder relapse. In families, we are exquisitely sensitive to what is happening with one another and have the ability to set each other off on a hair trigger, so when something as anxiety-provoking as a relapse occurs, the perception of threat can be very...
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The Family System in Crisis
THE FAMILY SYSTEM IN CRISIS There are few things more distressing than watching someone we love head down a seemingly self-destructive path. Families and friends of those caught in the cycle of destructive behaviours often struggle to make sense of and cope with the crisis faced by their loved one, and find themselves at a loss in terms of knowing how to help. Families are sensitive organisms, so when one member is caught in a crisis the entire family is affected. A good metaphor for the complexity of connection and interdependence that exists within families is a web. If there...
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