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Regardless of the circumstances, drug addiction recovery can be a challenging road to walk that comes with immeasurable reward.
However, the current lockdown in South Africa has placed added pressure on those with drug addiction as well as those who are in recovery.
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There are typically two rehabilitation options for substance abuse, namely inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Although both options are fundamentally focused on rehabilitation, each treatment option is designed to offer different types of support, for different levels of addiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Although addiction recovery has many rewards, the one thing many recovered addicts fear is sharing the fact that they are now sober.
The sad reality is that there is a degree of shame that is associated with being sober, because of the stigma attached to being an addict.
However, being sober is something that every recovered addict should be proud of because it means that you have overcome one of the hardest obstacles you will ever face.
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