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Drug addiction and treatment

Prejudice or appropriate behaviour?

Estrangement from society is one of the biggest factors that individuals that struggle with substance abuse face when trying to integrate back into an ordinary or somewhat normal lifestyle post their addiction and rehabilitation treatment.

After an individual accepts and candidly admits their addiction to a substance they are often faced with reactions of distrust and scepticism from their loved ones and their community, these responses are expected as there is a primarily negative stigma attached to the disease of addiction.

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Marijuana - from number to dumber

Marijuana is often referred to as a soft drug and the popular view is that it is harmless and definitely better for you than alcohol and cigarettes.

Marijuana has many names: Dope, Weed, Cannabis, Zol, Dagga, Spliff, Blunt, Ganja and Mary Jane. It is the most widely used illicit drug worldwide.

Considering the calming and relaxing effect the substance has on its users, it is understandable that many marijuana users believe that the drug is enlightening and even beneficial.

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Through the eyes of an addict - making life most difficult

“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviours.” – American Society of Addiction Medicine Board, April 19, 2011.

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Myths and fantasies about drug or alcohol dependency

In this article we at Step Away Treatment Centre aim to bust a few myths and pop a few fantasies that are often mistaken for truths.

Rehabilitation centres are regularly faced with cases that involve individuals who unknowingly or ignorantly fell into addiction.

We are given the ability through social media to help educate and enlighten the public about drug and alcohol addiction and rehabilitation, our aim is to aid individuals in making accurately calculated choices and ensuring that all the necessary information about alcohol and drug addiction is available for anyone to use.

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What goes up, must come down - Cocaine addiction treatment

 

 Information on substance abuse, the different types of substance abuse drugs and the effects they have on their user is not always easily available.

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How to ruin your life – Methamphetamine ‘Tik’

The topic of substance abuse, the different types of substance abuse drugs and the effects they have on their user plays a vital role in educating and informing both the younger generation and older generation on the dangers and risks of drug abuse.This article deals with Meth (tik) addiction and its treatment.

At Step Away Treatment Centre we aim to help equip individuals in making educated decisions about alcohol and drug abuse by sharing facts about substance abuse.

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Denial and its role in drug addiction and alcohol dependency and substance abuse help

Denial is a feature of any substance dependency, and although a commonly used term it is much misunderstood.

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