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Diagnosing Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependence in accordance to the DSM

Alcoholism and alcohol dependence not only affect the person binge drinking but also the people around them.

It’s not easy to convince someone that they drink too much, nor is it easy to admit to yourself that you have a drinking problem.

In this article, our rehabilitation centre provides the common behaviours of someone who has a drinking problem. We hope that this information can be shared and used to help someone change their life.

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Reaction vs Response - Understanding Emotional Triggers

Do you react or do you respond? For the most of us, we react.

We react with anger, sadness or anxiety. This normally results in us losing control of our emotions and inevitably the situation we find ourselves in.

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The truth about Bluetoothing: The new Heroin and Nyaope craze

In January this year, a short video of a group of heroin users “bluetoothing” went viral. It was a shock to online viewers and left many rehabilitation centres in South Africa concerned about possible health risks.

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Inhalants - Dangers, Abuse Statistics and Addiction

In 2002 the Medical Research Council (MRC) in South Africa reported in a national study that roughly 11 percent of all South African Children in grades 8 to 11 had used inhalants at least once.

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It’s time to talk about Codeine Addiction – SA’s silent dependence

Codeine is a moderately strong opiate drug that is used to manage physical pain as a result of conditions such as arthritis, migraines and severe headaches or to relieve pain after surgeries.

When codeine is broken down by the body it turns into morphine which is a much stronger painkiller from the opioid family and is used in the manufacture of heroin.

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The Reality of Relapse – What to do when you are feeling low

I’ve relapsed before.

It was during a time when I thought I had it all together, my life was back on track, things were looking good, my future was bright… Yes, there were tough days, but I felt strong and ready to take on life’s challenges.

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Is Weed Legal in South Africa now? What you need to know about Cannabis

The legalisation of the private use of Marijuana in South Africa has of late been a controversial topic. With substantial arguments supporting both the legalisation and the criminalisation of cannabis– what are we to believe?

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Substance Abuse in South Africa - Living with HIV and Addiction

South Africa has one of the highest HIV rates in the world, in addition to this, we have a substance abuse epidemic on our hands.

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Addiction Recovery - Money Management Tips for Recovering Addicts

Money management doesn’t come easy for all of us – especially people with an addiction or substance abuse problem.

For those in addiction recovery, the primary outsource of their income was most likely their substance of choice.

However now in recovery, it’s important to be more financially responsible to ensure the effects of your treatment remain as the building blocks for a long and healthy addiction recovery.

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10 Tips for Starting New After Substance Abuse Treatment

Getting sober is hard enough, but trying to start afresh once you’re in addiction recovery can in many ways be more difficult.

Stepping back into the workplace and resuming a ‘normal’ lifestyle after spending years as an addict can be overwhelming and the transition demands several steps in order ensure your recovery is successful.

In this article, we have outlined ten actions you can take to improve your chances of successful recovery.

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