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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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Creating Boundaries - Truths from a Drug Rehab in South Africa

I’ve had a lot of people tell me how 2016 was not their year. But for me, it was one of the most exciting and enlightening years that I’ve ever had.

Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t filled with overseas trips or big fancy events, and it certainly wasn’t smooth all the way.

But last year, was a year of self-discovery and inner growth.

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10 Ways to avoid Relapse this Holiday Season

The festive season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

But if you’re a recovering addict, the cocktails, parties, and good times can be a tough to try navigate.

Additionally, increased family time during the holidays can be emotional for many, especially those recovering from addiction. And for those without close family ties, loneliness may set in.

Therefore, we have gathered a few tips on how to stay sober this festive season.

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Mephedrone - But I thought I was taking MDMA?

It’s no secret that your local drug dealer cares very little for you or any of their other loyal customers.

This becomes evident when you start looking at the quality of the drugs they sell, where they sourced them from and how much each substance is ‘cut’, in order to make more profit off each.

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