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Surviving Your First Sober Holiday This Festive Season

As the festive season approaches, you may find yourself face to face with your first sober holiday, which can feel a little daunting.

You have worked hard throughout your recovery this year and now you will be spending Christmas in recovery followed by the start of a new year.

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Season’s Greetings from our Addiction Treatment & Rehab in South Africa

Step Away rehab in South Africa would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients a safe and wonderful festive season.

We know that this time of year can bring all kinds of mixed emotions but we would like to encourage you to take the time to count your blessings and be grateful for all that you have achieved this year.

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The Dangers of Abusing Over the Counter Drugs

Although over the counter drugs are available to purchase without a prescription from your doctor, it doesn’t mean that there are no dangers involved with abusing this type of medication.

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Dangers of Prescription Drugs and Signs of Abuse

Hundreds of people all over the world misuse and abuse prescription drugs, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally.

Prescription drug misuse can be described as using prescription medication in a way that is not intended by the prescribing doctor.

This could mean that taking someone else’s prescribed medication, taking more than what your doctor has prescribed. For example – regularly taking twice as many tranquilisers as prescribed.

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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk During Addiction Recovery

Positive self-talk is an essential part of our daily lives but is particularly important during the process of addiction recovery.

Without even realizing it, we are constantly engaging in an internal dialogue with ourselves. This conversation takes place almost all day, every single day.

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How Being in Nature Assists with Addiction Recovery

There are many additional activities that we can incorporate into our lives during the process of addiction recovery which can be instrumental in our path towards sobriety.

Addiction recovery is not just about no longer using a substance; it’s about finding new ways to enjoy our lives, or remembering what gave us joy before we became addicted.

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4 Major Benefits of Exercise for Addiction Recovery

There is no doubt that physical activity is good for the mind, body and soul. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that there are several, far-reaching benefits of exercise for addiction recovery.

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The Benefits & Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Nutrition and addiction recovery work hand in hand as a successful journey towards sobriety depends largely on a healthy body and mind.

Many people who suffer from addiction are more prone to malnourishment and various deficiencies which can cause major illness and other unwanted, physical side-effects.Nutrition and Addiction

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Addiction and Isolation are Closely Connected

Addiction and isolation are very closely related. Sometimes feelings of isolation can cause a person to turn to substance abuse, while long-term substance abuse and addiction can further exacerbate isolation.

This can easily lead a person feeling completely detached from the people around them, overall society and even themselves.

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Domestic Violence and Addiction – How are they linked?

There is an uncomfortably close link between domestic violence and addiction; substance abuse is often the cause of domestic violence, while domestic violence can just as well cause substance abuse.

Therefore, both substance abuse and domestic violence are considered the cause and effect of the other, and when investigating the one the other should always be considered.

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