A New Way To Think About Addiction Recovery

Dear The Recovery Curious,
When someone asks for help with addiction the usual response is, “go to rehab in Melbourne, go to rehab in Sydney , go to rehab in Brisbane.

Whatever you do just go to f#%$ing rehab and get better.”

Pretty daunting…

Being locked away and isolated from family and friends for 30, 60, or 90 days.

Not being able to work.

Having to come up with lies and excuses as to why you will be away.

Being pushed to share your deepest darkest vulnerabilities with strangers.

Not to mention that private rehab in Melbourne and around Australia costs on average upwards of $40,000 for a 30+ day stint (ouch).

Research shows that on average, people engage in rehab seven separate times before creating any form of change.

7 x $40,000 = $280,000 potentially before achieving any change (double ouch).

Looking around in society, most people would agree that addiction issues don’t seem to be getting better. 

They actually seem to be getting worse.

This begs the question: does the standard approach work?

If you’re reading this right now, we are assuming it’s because in some way, shape, or form, you’re not happy with your relationship to substances. 

Probably feeling sick of the same old s*&%.

Wanting to change, but not wanting to be locked down in rehab.

Have you ever thought, I wish there was another way?

A way to trust me again.

A way to feel a sense of calm and peace again.

A way to get back relationships with family and friends.

A way to create the life I want, free from addictive patterns.

Waking up each morning feeling like “hey, I got this”.

The good news…

Connection Based Living thinks about addiction and the solution differently.

We have established a contemporary set of programs, with a unique delivery method that incurs zero life interruptions.

A simple way of living, we call “Connection Based Living”.

Discover how we can help you make simple changes that create huge results.

Wholeness Shift Online Course

The Wholeness Shift Online Addiction Recovery Program

I’m not happy with my relationship with substances and want to make changes myself from home with a supportive online community

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60-Day Growth Healing Program

Growth Healing 60-day Addiction Recovery Program

My addictive patterns are out of control and I want to make some changes without rehab and without giving up substances forever.

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6-12 Month Complete Transformation Program

Complete Transformation Addiction Recovery Program

I feel that I’m close to rock bottom, I want to beat my addiction and transform every area of my life once and for all, but without having to completely check out of my life.

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We are dedicated to positive experiences & results.

Jim's Story

with Connection Based Living

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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.

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What We Treat

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.

Society’s response to any alcohol issue is check into alcohol rehab in Melbourne or rehab somewhere in Australia

Never drink ever again and boom that’s it!

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

The truth is 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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