Making Better Life Choices
Building Hope Together
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Grow Through What You Go Through
Alcohol treatment and rehabilitation
Setting goals during addiction recovery is a key component of successful recovery as it helps us gain a clear vision of where we would like to see ourselves in the future.
Having goals can help us dedicate our time and efforts to focussing on recovery and finding harmony in a life of sobriety.
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There are many individuals who wonder what life after rehab will be like for their loved ones. The question is often “how can I support my loved one who is in recovery?”
Because living with someone who has undergone rehabilitation can be a very sensitive dynamic, it’s important for us to understand what we can do to support the recovering individual's process as much as we can.
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.
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.
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.
There are no real identifiable causes of addiction, but there are many factors that we are exposed to on a daily basis which may contribute towards the development of an addiction.
Whether internal or external, every person has a set of concerns that they find themselves head to head with on a daily basis.
We have addressed the concept of dual-diagnosis, which points at the co-occurrence of mental health disorders and substance abuse.
People who experience this co-occurrence will face a very unique set challenges throughout the recovery process.
While recovery related therapy involves different therapies which facilitate recovery, occupational therapy in particular is an extremely important element.
Choosing the path of addiction recovery is the best thing an addicted person can do for themselves. However, many recovering addicts experience depression after addiction which may bring some extra challenges to the journey of recovery.
Depression can bring feelings of hopelessness and can have an impact on a person’s motivation to achieve sobriety.
This state of mind can be as a result of circumstances which took place before or after substance and alcohol abuse and is determined by various factors.
Hitting rock bottom is often associated with the idea that there is no hope left to turn things around for the better.
However, sometimes it’s necessary to reach this point in order to make the most important choice in your life – the one that leads you out of the dark.
Rock bottom is generally considered the moment where a person reaches a point where they believe that things could not possibly get worse. Some may feel they have nothing left to lose.
Despite the large number of rehabs in South Africa, it’s unclear how many of them operate within the scope of ethical rehabilitation practices.
The success of a person’s addiction recovery depends largely on the way they are treated while undergoing rehabilitation.
Rehab centres are obliged both morally and legally to enforce ethical standards of practice as a non-negotiable part of their program.
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