Want to change addictive patterns without being locked away in a Melbourne rehab or some other rehab across Australia?  Our services can help…

We teach people how to get change and recovery without having to give up life for 3-6 months.

You don’t even have to give up forever…

It’s a simple way of living called “Connection Based Living”

Our Ethos

Connection Based Livings Connection To Self Addiction Ethos

Connection to Self

The first step to Connection Based Living is to remove the internal blockages that have been created through drug and alcohol-use and addiction. 

Connection Based Livings Connection to others Addiction Ethos

Connection to Others

When studying success in any domain: self-development, sport, business, spirituality, academic studies, art, science or anything else, we have found another universal truth - the people that you spend time with matter!

Get of Drugs & Alcohol Without Rehab Connection To Purpose Ethos

Connection to Purpose

Growth is necessary to happiness and fulfilment. Aligning and connecting to something greater, to a higher meaning, a forgotten passion or a distant dream is the third secret to unlocking contentment and joy across all life domains.

Get Off Alcohol & Drugs Without Going To Rehab By Putting This Ethos Together

Recovery Happiness

Our definition of recovery is, being happy, feeling happy and achieve peace and contentment across all life domains. When you put the 3 key pillars of Connection Based Living all together recovery and happiness all comes together.

We are dedicated to positive experiences & results.

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8 Must-Do Actions To Get Recovery Without Going To Rehab

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Do you want to make a change?

However, don’t want to go and be locked away in rehab for 30-90 days?

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An Open Letter

To Those Thinking About Drug and alcohol rehabilitation In Melbourne

Dear The Recovery Curious,

Just take a second to imagine what it would feel like being free of anxiety.

Not feeling tired or lethargic any more, along with having family all around happy and healthy.

Waking up in the morning, excited about life knowing you have finally beat addiction.

The best would be in front of you.

You would feel amazing 80% of the time.

The other 20% of the time, you would feel 100 times better than you ever did when you were drinking or using.

You would finally be able to set significant future goals and start dreaming again.

Trusting yourself knowing you don’t have the addiction monkey on your back any longer…

How amazing would this be?…So why isn’t it happening?    

Take a second to ask yourself…

Am I tired of spending your hard-earned money on alcohol or drugs that don’t even seem to be working anymore? 

Do I desperately want to make changes…

However, don’t want to leave my family and support networks to be locked away in rehab for 3-6 months?  

Am I just sick of failed attempt after failed attempt? 

Has it just reached the point in which I’m just sick and tired of being sick and tired?

The truth is, spending tens of thousands on in-patient Melbourne rehab programs isn’t the answer.

Yes for some (a tiny %), in-patient rehab is a must.

However, for the far majority, it definitely isn’t.

Through years of personal and professional experience, we have developed a recovery system that helps you beat addictive patterns.

As a result, you will achieve peace, happiness and fulfilment across all life domains.

Again resulting in a newfound sense of freedom and excitement for life – All Without Being Locked Away In A Melbourne Rehab Or Some Other Rehab In the Middle Of Nowhere.

Sounds hard to believe but it’s true.

We’re so confident we can help that we’ll even give a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

*If you feel the program isn’t for you within the first 11 days, we will give you your money back no questions asked.   

All staff at Connection Based Living have been through their own experiences with addictive patterns. 

On some level, we understand how you may be feeling.

For this reason, we care and are here to help people get actual results.

We are confident in the results of our program and are willing to back it up. 

To find out more about the program, you can Click Here.

Or you can book a FREE 45-minute Recovery Consultation by clicking the link below.

We hope that we can be some kind of change agent in your journey.

Rehab In Melbourne

Why You Should Think Twice Before Checking Into A Drug & Alcohol Rehab In Melbourne - Learn 5 Horrifying Truths...

Rehab Melbourne Recovery Without Rehab

Looking to check into a rehab in Melbourne?

Before you do, we suggest that you hit the pause button.

You may be surprised even horrified to know a couple of things before making that all-important decision.

Ever questioned if checking yourself or a family member into a drug and alcohol rehab is the best thing?

The idea of rehab and how it is structured…Does it work?

Does science and the evidence back up the 30+ rehabs in Melbourne that exist?

Unfortunately NO…not only that, some pretty frighting practices occur in the alcohol and drug rehab sector.

Having been through addiction ourselves, we want people to know the facts.

We have put together a FREE Report “5 Horrifying Dodgy Practices You Must Know Before Checking Into Rehab.”

Before making the decision, we would recommend you read the report.

You can download the report for FREE by Clicking Here.

Because of our foundations of lived experience, we know how stressful the help-seeking process can be.

please reach out and touch base with us, because if we can’t help we will connect you into our network with someone that can.

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What We Treat

We have developed a contemporary outpatient program that treats addictive patterns to a range of substance.

Connection Based Livings programs are all about getting results.

Utilise over a decade of personal and professional experience.

Our program is rooted in evidence-based practise along with leveraging cutting edge health science.

Connection Based Living is more than a recovery program; its a new way to live.

“Recovery and change isn’t an event (28-90 day stint in rehab), it’s a series of simple changes in lifestyle, something that we call “Connection Based Living”.

Having a drink with friends and family is often seen as an integral part of the Australian way and culture.

This can, at times, make it hard to identify whether or not your drinking habits are an issue.

The society response to any alcohol issue is check into alcohol rehab in Melbourne.

Never drink ever again and boom that’s it!

Who wants to check into a rehab for alcoholics in Melbourne.

The truth, it’s just not necessary for 95% of people that have addictive patterns forming around alcohol.

If you find that drinking is getting in the way of your work, relationships, interests and is having an impact on your life, these are some key indicators that you may have to start looking at your alcohol usage and behaviours. 

One of the things that often holds people back from reaching out and asking for help is the belief and society narrative that you will never be able to drink again, or this is going to be something that you struggle with for the rest of your life…

All this isn’t necessarily true, and at Connection Based Living, we have a different approach to the stereotypical narrative. 

People often say that when they give us a call, it’s refreshing to hear an approach that makes sense and “I’m glad to hear that I can go back to normal, whatever that means”.

Cocaine is one of the most romanticised drugs in society worldwide. Movies, songs, sportspeople, famous people, business people and the extraordinary euphoria it cultivates make it one of the most addictive substances in the world. 

Cocaine floods the brain with dopamine, leading to confidence, pleasure, and feelings of extreme euphoria (also known as the scarface effect). As a result of this pleasure and because cocaine is one of the quickest substance to flush out of peoples’ systems, cocaine becomes the drug of choice for functional users. However, long-term cocaine use can lead to a range of physical and mental health issues, including psychosis, paranoia, and complete inability to function without the drug.

Connection Based Living understands, based on the clients that we treat, just how pervasive cocaine addiction can be. 

We help people with cocaine addictive patterns transform out of those cycles through our cocaine addiction treatment (rehab without rehab) program…Growth Healing. 

Addressing cocaine addiction isn’t a life sentence. Despite the normal industry narrative that this is going to be something extremely challenging to overcome and something you will battle for the rest of your life… it’s just not true, We would love to chat to you about our different approach and how you can make these simple changes…

Ice or crystal methamphetamine is one of the most powerful and most addictive drugs on the market. 

Ice is also one of the most misrepresented drugs in the media. People who use Ice are painted as these almost demon-like characters that are just smashing things and bashing people 24/7. 

Actually couldn’t be further from the truth and what we know is that loads of different people use Ice and the stereotype doesn’t meet the reality. 

Jack Nagle, Connection Based Living’s Founder, has personally recovered from Ice addiction and professionally has been published in academic journals for research of Ice.

Many other providers will tell you that they specialise in Ice addiction…however, for the reasons above, Connection Based Living truly specialise in helping people breaking addictive patterns around Ice.

Unlike the society narrative may have you believe, breaking addictive patterns around Ice isn’t as hard as you think.

Ecstasy or MDMA is the typical drug taken at most clubs around the country (everyone loves a good disco biscuit or a couple of happy caps).

Loads and loads of people have done ecstasy once upon a time and are commonly not seen as an addictive drug. Many people, if not most, don’t become addicted to MDMA… 

However, some do because like with all substances, it’s not really about the particular drug, it’s about your relationship to the substance and the underlying conscious or unconscious reasons why you are using the drug.

Due to its recreational appeal, ecstasy encourages polydrug use, and we often see people with “binge” addictive patterns that present for help. Because this is actually one of the most dangerous ways to use drugs and if you find yourself falling into this category, we would recommend that you get in touch with us for a free consultation.

To make change is not as hard as you think.

Heroin comes from the opium poppy plant and is probably the most famous and well know opiate drug in the world. 

Heroin has a reputation because it’s one of the most addictive drugs in the world. While heroin can contribute to feelings of euphoria and pain relief in the short term, it comes with a range of very harmful effects, including infertility, damage to the heart, lungs, and brain, with a high potential for death due to overdose.

We treat opiate addiction differently at Connection Based Living. Unlike most other providers who don’t consider you clean or in recovery if you are on replacement medication…we do. 

Recovery is about growth, healing and happiness – so if you are engaging that, you are in recovery and we will help you continue that journey.

To find out more about how we can help…book a free consultation and let’s make a plan…after all what have you got to lose?

Marijuana has become a challenging substance to identify addictive patterns with, due to its socially acceptable standing in the community.

Yes, Joe Rogan and loads of other cool people smoke weed; however, if Marijuana is starting to cause issues in your life. Above all, its time to be honest with yourself.

One of the critical things to remember with Marijuana is that the stuff you are smoking isn’t coming from the earth, it’s usually grown with chemicals and weighed down with fly spray…, YUM fly spray.

Mostly, we think Marijuana is a better thing as compared to alcohol. However, for the individual that struggles with addictive patterns, it can be terrible news because of the psychoactive nature of the drug and the fact that the detox takes longer than other drugs. 

If you are having issues with Marijuana, we would love to have a chat to see how we can help break those negative patterns.

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