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For those out there who have let their New Year’s resolutions slip, or who are trying to maintain or start a life free from drug and alcohol abuse, here are a few more “realistic” resolutions that the recovering addict should consider.
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This article is an attempt to increase the awareness about the negatives and dangers of at-home drug and alcohol detoxing.
As a rehab in South Africa we often hear from patients of their attempts to rehabilitate themselves without using professional addiction rehabilitation treatments and programmes.
Granted, while there may be some people capable of successfully recovering without professional help, attempting an at-home detox can be dangerous and in a few cases life-threatening.
Addiction is a primary disease with the associated factorial relationships: genetic, bio-physiological and environmental.
Our holistic approach to addiction enables us to address each influencing factor, helping you seek relief and recovery by improving the health of your mind, body and spirit.
Whoonga, also known as Nyaope, is the ‘new’ relentless drug tearing apart the lives of South Africans.
Initially found in the impoverished townships of Durban, Whoonga has filtered through South Africa leaving a trail of destruction behind it.
MUST WATCH VIDEO: Whoonga Addiction in South Africa
This year our vision is routed in love, justice and trust, a respect for the dignity of life and a spirit of building hope together.
At Step Away Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, we are partners with people, especially the vulnerable who are stranded in the grips of alcoholism and drug addiction.
The festive season is generally filled with laughter and cheer and all things festive.
That usually means late nights, long days and an influx of parties and events that you have to attend.
For the average Joe this time of the year is much anticipated but for many of us this time of year is not such a joyful experience.
We are happy to announce that we have moved to new premises.
Our drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre can now be found at no.24 Old Seaview Road, Chelsea, Port Elizabeth.
Step Away Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centre is open to any persons wanting to live free from substance dependency.
Our approach to treating drug addiction and alcohol abuse is tolerant of any religion, race, gender and sexuality.
The war on drugs has been going for as long as we can remember; from the trippy whippy LSD 60’s to Coke’d up 80’s then through to the dopey 90’s where Heroin usage spiked and Ecstasy and MDMA powered night clubbers.
Just like technology, drugs are constantly being tweaked and reinvented.
Every year at least 30 new “research chemicals” are introduced to the market, these drugs are then tested by the very willing rush junkies, psychedelic enthusiasts, drug dealers and geeks all hoping to find the next “Viagra” of recreational drugs.
Methylphenidate is commonly known as Ritalin, Concerta or Tranquilyn.
It is a central nervous system stimulant that is used by adults and children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
It has also been used to treat narcolepsy, mild depression, and when combined with other pharmaceutical drugs has been used in the treatment of chronic pain.
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