Counselling and Clinical Psychologist


Dr Anthony Arcuri offers effective, evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of substance use issues, from misuse to dependence, for a range of substances, including:

  1. Alcohol

  2. Cannabis

  3. Psychostimulants (e.g., speed, ice, cocaine)

  4. Ecstasy and related drugs

  5. Opioids (e.g., heroin, morphine)

  6. Prescription medications (e.g., ‘benzos’)

Anthony has over 12 years’ experience working therapeutically with individuals experiencing drug and alcohol difficulties. His approach depends on the goals of the individual (e.g., controlled use or abstinence) and is mindful of the individual’s stage of change. People experiencing substance use difficulties may require different kinds of help through the different stages of the change process:

  1. Before considering changing substance use behaviour

  2. In the process of considering change

  3. Preparing to change

  4. Implementing the change

  5. Maintaining the change

  6. Dealing with lapses and relapses

In working through each of these stages, Anthony helps the individual to identify and better manage the situational, emotional, cognitive (thinking) and behavioural elements that may lead to problematic substance use.

In addition, an individual’s substance use may impact on, or be impacted by, one’s psychological health (e.g., depression, anxiety, psychological trauma), physical health, performance at work, and relationships. In these cases, Anthony may help the individual work through these difficulties using the appropriate evidence-based approach.

In any case, the goals and the approach to your therapy would be negotiated between you and Anthony, and reviewed where new understandings come to light.

If you would like to learn more or to arrange an appointment, you are welcome to contact Anthony directly.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

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Dr Anthony Arcuri

BA PGDipPsych DPsy(CounPsy)


02 8719 0530

0410 221 936

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32 Marlborough Street

Drummoyne NSW 2047