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Anxiety Disorders and Addiction - The relationship between them

With our current modern and fast-paced lifestyles, more and more people are suffering from various kinds of anxiety disorders.

In addition, with advances in medicine and psychology, doctors have been able to sub-divide anxiety disorders into more specific categories.

These are based on particular symptoms as well as the patients’ history and circumstance. Understanding the particular disorder will assist in more personalised treatment.

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Hitting Rock Bottom - It's not the end, there is still hope

Hitting rock bottom is often associated with the idea that there is no hope left to turn things around for the better.

However, sometimes it’s necessary to reach this point in order to make the most important choice in your life – the one that leads you out of the dark.

Rock bottom is generally considered the moment where a person reaches a point where they believe that things could not possibly get worse. Some may feel they have nothing left to lose.

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Ethical Drug Rehabs in South Africa - Why Ethical Treatment is Important

Despite the large number of rehabs in South Africa, it’s unclear how many of them operate within the scope of ethical rehabilitation practices.

The success of a person’s addiction recovery depends largely on the way they are treated while undergoing rehabilitation.

Rehab centres are obliged both morally and legally to enforce ethical standards of practice as a non-negotiable part of their program.

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9 Tips for Planning an Intervention for a Friend or Loved One

Using intervention techniques when suggesting that a loved one should seek addiction treatment makes the process easier and more likely to be successful.

Interventions create change and allow family and friends to take a loving stance for the benefit of a loved one. They allow everyone involved the opportunity to talk about the situation and how the effects of substance abuse and alcoholism travel far beyond the person addicted to them.

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Addiction Counselling and Learning Self-Compassion

Compassion towards yourself is easily one of the most valuable things to learn. This is a concept that is thoroughly addressed during substance abuse treatment and addiction counselling at Step Away.

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Negative Beliefs that Hinder your Addiction Recovery

The journey of addiction recovery is easily hindered by certain beliefs that we often hold onto.

These thought patterns can weigh heavily on someone who is trying to recover from addiction and may unnecessarily slow down their progress.

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Assertive, passive and aggressive and the delicate balance between them

During addiction treatment and counselling, one of the most important topics approached is the different styles of communication.

The manner in which one communicates plays a crucial role in addiction recovery. Furthermore, knowing the difference between different styles of communication will assist in using the most effective style.

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Stress, Addictive Behaviours and Addiction

There are many different coping mechanisms that people use to cope with the pressure that comes with today’s modern lifestyle; with addictive behaviour unfortunately being one of the most common.

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation is not only for the hardened criminal or addict. Addiction finds its way into many a home, affecting people from all walks of life.

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An Addict’s Guilt - Dealing with guilt during Addiction Recovery

Despite some misconceptions, addiction rehabilitation is ultimately a journey of strength, self-love and forgiveness.

Although there is a strong presence of pain, anger, guilt and shame, these are feelings or emotions that can be used as tools to overcome the past so that a happier future may be manifested.

Guilt is an extremely intense emotion and can contribute largely to the way we interact with ourselves and the people around us.

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What causes resentment during addiction recovery?

Extreme emotional vulnerability plays an active role during addiction recovery. During early stages of drug rehabilitation or alcoholism treatment, your emotions may become particularly harder to manage.

Resentment being one of the most common emotions during this time and also the most counter-productive. Resentment often stems from guilt or regret.

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