Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions often asked by patients. If you have any other enquiries or wish to know more feel free to contact us using the enquiry form near the bottom of the page.
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1. How do I pay for an event or workshop?

Follow the steps below to securely pay for an event or workshop:

 

1. Click on the menu link to access the “Workshops” menu item. This will take you to our “Events & Workshops” page where you can view or browse the current events.

 

2. Select your chosen event/workshop by clicking on it. This will direct you to the specific event on Eventbrite (the event booking platform). You will then be able to securely make your payment from this page.

 

3. Click on the green button and proceed to fill in the required details to process your payment.

 

After the payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with details of your booking. If you have any questions please contact us directly by calling 1300 95 25 35 or sending an email to hello@addictionology.com.au.

2. How many sessions per week do I need?

Treating the disease of processed food addiction (peínamania) is individualistic. The majority of patients attend two consults per week.

3. Why not just one consult?

The disease of processed food addiction (peínamania) is cunning, baffling, and powerful exactly like other addictions (alcohol, drugs, nicotine) however, I have found what underlines this malady even more so is how subtle it is. Hence, one consult per week, (for approx. one hour, one day in one week) is not enough for the processed food addict (peínamaniac) to have the denial of the disease overturned.

4. Why not more than 2 consults per week?

More than two consults per week, the patient can begin to rely on the addictionologist which sets up an unhealthy dependence. In the therapy professions, (i.e., doctors, counsellors, the clergy), many who have had minimal or no specific addiction education needed for such specialized treatment, lack the knowledge in understanding the role of an enabler (an individual who rescues the ‘addict’ from their predicaments and continually tries to save the addict from whatever they are facing at this time. Usually they are filling a need of their own.*

Being uninformed, the professional can set up an enabling scenario which denies the processed food addict the process of learning their responsible for the consequences of their actions and or behaviour, which denies the individual the process of learning by correcting their own mistakes. In turn, this supports the processed food addict to believe there will always be a caretaker who will ‘take care’ (rescue) them from whatever situation they are in. Despite the fact that the enabling individual (professional, wife, husband, colleague, friend, boss) insists they will never rescue the peínamaniac again, they always have and they always will.

*For more information on this topic, please read Dr Raymond’s latest book publication: Processed food addict: Is This Me? Ch. 8.

5. How much does it cost per session?

One consult per week is $150 AUD

Two consults per week is $200 AUD

6. Is there a payment plan available?

Yes; Individual patients can and do discuss a payment plan. notably, as patients recover, their disease of peínamania goes into remission, they find themselves back in the workforce and easily able to pay for their processed food addiction treatment, whilst enjoying a fuller living experience.

7. Can I do sessions via video call e.g., ZOOM, Skype?

Yes. Online meeting platforms are available and have proven to be effective and successful in treating patients for processed food addiction both nationally and internationally.

8. Can I do a session via the phone?

Phone options, conference calling, messenger and video calls through messenger are also available; once again have proven to be effective and successful with many patients.

9. How long do sessions go for?

Typically a consult is approx. 60 minutes.

10. How long does it take to treat processed food addiction?

Like all chronic diseases treatment and recovery is individualistic depending on many variables including:

Age, race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, education, income, domicile, occupation, employment, number of children (if any) and notably if the individual is poly addicted or multi-comorbid (more than one substance and or other conditions for example depressive disorders).

11. How will the sessions work on different time zones?

Today's technology provides platforms and software to work effectively and efficiently on many global fronts. These high-tech methods allow for flexibility in managing, supporting, conducting, and delivering on-line treatment approaches for the disease of processed food addiction in different time zones. Dr Raymond continues to treat international patients in their time zones with effective and successful outcomes.

12. How can I settle an outstanding balance?

As the disease of processed food addiction goes into remission, the patient learns a new way of life which now includes employment on a consistent basis. Thus the balance of treatment can be paid off as a one time payment, or depending on the patient's circumstances can continue to be paid off over a period of time.

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