Alcohol Relapse Prevention Group Therapy

What is Alcohol Dependency?

Alcohol dependency is a broad term which covers excessive drinking, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drinking problems and binge drinking. Individuals who suffer from alcoholism have a physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of any rules, logic and/or common sense. Alcoholism is an illness which should not be trivialised and can be treated and managed successfully with professional help.

Consequences of Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol causes serious physical damage to the liver, circulatory system, digestive system, and the brain. Most importantly, alcoholism affects an individual’s personality and distorts fundamental processes.


Signs which indicate Alcohol Dependency

  • Your thoughts are pre-occupied with drinking through the day
  • Creating opportunities and excuses to drink
  • Drinking alone
  • Once you start drinking you find you can’t stop
  • Commonly binge drinking
  • Having “black outs” or forget what you did while you were drinking
  • Getting into conflict, arguments, or fights while drinking
  • Having reoccurring drink-driving charges
  • Continued drinking despite past experiences of drinking, which lead to unpleasant and destructive consequences.

Factors that contribute to Alcohol Dependency can include:

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Overcoming Alcohol Dependency

It takes a lot of courage to admit that you may be abusing or have alcohol problems. The first step to recovery is acknowledgement and ownership of the problem and the next step is to speak to another person. Seeking professional help is the most effective way to recovery. At Drummoyne Counselling, our psychologists provide a safe, confidential and non-judgement environment for you to embrace your alcohol dependency. We have a holistic treatment model which combines the following:

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Group Therapy for Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Individuals who have experienced alcohol dependency in the past, and who have been stabilised through rehabilitation often need continued support to prevent relapse. At Drummoyne Counselling, we provide professional group therapy sessions for relapse prevention. The program offers cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation, mindfulness and commitment therapy. Sessions are facilitated by two registered psychologists, and include a pre and post therapy assessment.
Duration: Once a week for 6 weeks

To participate in the group therapy program, please email or
Call Drummoyne Counselling on 8957 5050.
Enquiries from individuals or concerned family and friends are also welcome.

Mental Health Emergencies

Please note that Drummoyne Counselling is NOT an acute emergency service. If you or a person you know is experienceing a mental health crisis call Emergency services on 000, or your local Mental Health Crisis Team (call 1800 011 511 within NSW) or go to your local hospital emergency department.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ensuring Drummoyne Counselling is a safe and welcoming space for patients and families is a priority. In light of concerns relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), staff at Drummoyne Counselling are taking the following precautions to help keep everyone safe.

All patients will be screened over the phone for COVID-19. Depending on the outcome of screening, all appointments are being held as either face-to-face, Telehealth or phone consultations.

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