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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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Rehab South Africa - Guidelines for Serial Relapsers

Why can’t you just stop? Why can’t I just stop?

Both are questions exhausted by family members and yourself every day.

There is no one way to avoid relapsing, however there are guidelines that should be followed in order to maintain a successful recovery.

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Relapsing is not a failure - Drug Rehab South Africa

For many years addiction was seen as an addict’s weakness or personal choice.

Sadly, there are still rehabilitation centres, some local, that refuse to acknowledge the years of careful research verifying that addiction is a chronic disease.

As with any chronic illness/disease (diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) the threat of relapsing back into addiction will always exist.

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Have Faith in your Drug Rehab South Africa

Step Away Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centre is open to any persons wanting to live free from substance dependency.

Our approach to treating drug addiction and alcohol abuse is tolerant of any religion, race, gender and sexuality.

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