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Functional vs dysfunctional alcoholics

Functioning alcoholics are often not seen by their peers and loved ones as being alcoholics, because as their name suggests, they are functioning.

Unlike a dysfunctional alcoholic, functioning alcoholics generally appear to have their lives together. They are able to perform at their job, pay for expenses and maintain their overall day to day tasks.

In fact, because they are able to maintain their lives so well, people including themselves, will often overlook their drinking completely.

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Substance Abuse – Another warning about Ritalin Abuse

When people talk about substance abuse or drug abuse, they generally refer to harder, potent drugs such as Cocaine, Tik or Heroin.

Understandably so, as these drugs are illegal, and they do cause drug addiction, and we know they can cause serious physical, mental and psychological harm to users.

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Choosing a South African rehab that cares

While making the decision to stop your substance abuse is the biggest milestone to recovery, it’s not the only choice you will have to make on your path to good health and better life.

Choosing a good rehab centre in South Africa may appear easier than it is.

It’s not as simple as you’re an addict, here is a rehab, there is your recovery.

There are a few more aspects that need to be considered if you want to achieve your end goal, a life of sobriety.

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Codependency - Don't let it tear your family apart

Addiction is the addict’s disease; co-dependency is the family’s disorder.

In the last article we discussed enabling an addict and briefly touched on the overlapping likelihood of an addict’s family’s needing co-dependency recovery.

In this article we will be exploring co-dependency and detachment with love.

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Loving an addict - Enabling addiction

At our addiction rehabilitation centre, we regularly meet families of our patients who struggle with staying behind the invisible line that separates supporting a loved one from enabling territory.

The truth is, no one likes to see their loved ones in any pain or distress, and our need to alleviate their discomfort is only natural.

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Realistic Addiction Recovery Goals

For those out there who have let their New Year’s resolutions slip, or who are trying to maintain or start a life free from drug and alcohol abuse, here are a few more “realistic” resolutions that the recovering addict should consider.

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The Dangers of Drug Rehab Detox at Home

This article is an attempt to increase the awareness about the negatives and dangers of at-home drug and alcohol detoxing.

As a rehab in South Africa we often hear from patients of their attempts to rehabilitate themselves without using professional addiction rehabilitation treatments and programmes.

Granted, while there may be some people capable of successfully recovering without professional help, attempting an at-home detox can be dangerous and in a few cases life-threatening.

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Make sure your Rehab Centre in SA understands Addiction

Addiction is a primary disease with the associated factorial relationships: genetic, bio-physiological and environmental.

Our holistic approach to addiction enables us to address each influencing factor, helping you seek relief and recovery by improving the health of your mind, body and spirit.

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Reach Out and Stay Sober this Season

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.

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New home for Alcohol & Drug Rehab South Africa

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.

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