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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.
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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.
You and your life matter.
We all have a story about the first time we used, drank or used and drank.
Back then we chose to use.
Back then we chose to drink.
But we also have a time in our lives when that all changed and we could no longer choose.
We are called addicts.
But we are more than addicts, we are people.
We love. We care. We feel. We fail.
Making the decision to seek help for your addiction requires a great deal of strength and courage.
Unfortunately it is not the only decision you'll have to make.
There are a number of questions you need to ask and rehabilitation procedures you need to check in order to guarantee that the rehab you choose is not just a "luxury guesthouse" pretending to be a "luxury rehab centre".
Prescription drug abuse can be defined as taking medication differently to how you were instructed in order to feel the pleasurable effects or a “high” or to avoid the unpleasant side-effects of not taking the drug.
For example this could be taking your prescribed Ambien three or four times a day instead of the prescribed frequency and duration.
It’s important to be conscious of the long-term effects that continued prescription medication abuse can have on your body and overall quality of life.
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