Re-Psycle Psychological Restructuring.
Home of the InterACT Self-Help Therapy Programme
This website is dedicated to the memory of my mentor Jim Maclaine, whose work in the field of addictions saved the lives of thousands of Australians.
Re-Psycle (Psychological Restructuring) specialises in treating people trapped in an addictive cycle. Whether you, a friend or a family member has difficulty with addictive behaviours (termed process addiction) or is chemically dependent (substance addiction), we are here to help.
Common Process Addictions can include:
Process addiction is the name used to categorise types of addiction that involve activities, rather than the classic drug and alcohol or Substance addiction.
Sometimes things happen to people that trigger feelings that are difficult to tolerate and a person discovers an activity which numbs, takes away or changes that feeling.
Over time, the activity becomes imbued with an almost mystical quality and becomes an important aspect of a person’s life. A relationship between the activity and feeling good / feeling nothing is created in the person’s mind, at a chemical level.
This only becomes problematic when the activity begins to undermine the person’s quality of life. An example might be when the person finds that they are unable to feel very good without the activity, or when the activity ceases to work as well as it used to.
Common Substance Addictions can include:
A person is said to have a substance addiction, when the use of a substance – be it alcohol, drugs or a pattern of using food -continues in spite of consequences that are contrary to that person’s own values, interests and commonsense.
Major components of Addiction