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The TARA Clinic's programs offer you the ability and confidence to be in control in any situation. 

When you have mastered the skills to handle any situation with confidence, you finally know that you’re in control.

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What is doomscrolling? And six ways to avoid it. doomscrolling Apr 30, 2022

From “pivot” to “incubation period”,  the global pandemic gave new life to some fairly old words. And one of them was “doomscrolling”. 

While the concept isn’t really a recent one, with people glued to their screens, it reached concerning levels...

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Holiday stress: Five healthier ways to better handle your emotions over the break Apr 01, 2022

It’s April! Which means that Easter, ANZAC day and two weeks' worth of school holidays are all on the horizon. Theoretically, this should signal a good opportunity to relax, revive and recuperate. But the reality is that these situations can often exacerbate big feelings, like distress, or...

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Women’s mental health and addiction: What do your cravings really mean? Feb 28, 2022

Off the bat, let’s get one thing straight: good mental health should never be exclusive to one gender. Mental health challenges are experienced by both men and women. And while the specific types of diagnosis may be different, the addictive patterns of behaviour that can follow usually...

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What to do when you’re worried about someone’s drinking? Feb 01, 2022

Have you been watching the new Sex And The City series, And Just Like That?

As well as following Carrie and her team’s transition from the friendship they originally had in their 30s to a new reality in their 50s, the show touches on (#SpoilerAlert!) character Miranda Hobbe’s...

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Five tips and tricks to help you keep your new year’s resolutions Jan 04, 2022

Despite the fact that most New Year resolutions last less than a fortnight when the clock strikes midnight and the date on your Smartphone flips over to 2022, many people will take the opportunity to start afresh. 

Whether yours is to quit the weekend coke habit, reduce your midweek...

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Drinking during Christmas: Six ways to party smarter this silly season Dec 13, 2021

'Tis the season for Santa, Summer, and lots of socialising! For those who choose to drink during Christmas, or indulge in an illicit substance, these six strategies can help you do it smarter. 

Work out what your goal is …

Do you want a hangover-free Summer or to avoid your...

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