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Substance abuse

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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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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Dealing with childhood trauma in addiction recovery

Childhood trauma is arguably one of the biggest causes of addiction in adults. Some may disregard circumstances of an addict’s childhood by believing that the child was too young to know what was happening around them.

This is the furthest thing from the truth. The link between childhood trauma and addiction in undeniable.

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Manipulation & Addiction - Identifying and Avoiding Manipulation

Manipulation comes in many forms and is used by all kinds of people for many reasons. Emotional manipulation in particular is a strong point in people who have some form of addiction.

When dealing with an addict’s manipulative behaviour, it is important to bear in mind that addiction causes people to act outside of reason and logic.

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The Benefits of Exercise in our Addiction Recovery Programme

Physical activity and substance abuse do not mix well together. In fact, most of the time, they can only exist individually. There are numerous addiction recovery activities that one can undertake as part of their journey, but the benefits of exercise in recovery are particularly extensive.

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The short and long-term side effects of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse has many devastating effects on everyone who is involved; the individual, their family, friends and even strangers.

These effects leave a deep imprint in the lives of people and can be extremely traumatic. The experiences people have which are related to alcoholism are very seldom positive and can cause ripples that travel far into the future.

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Season’s Greetings from our Rehab in South Africa

With the many challenges that 2017 has brought, there may have been times where we thought we wouldn’t be able to climb the mountain right to the top.

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Flakka has made its way to South Africa

As if there are not enough drugs on our streets already, we are now facing a new addition to this toxic family called Flakka.

Flakka has been dubbed the “zombie drug” and rightly so. Although it does not turn its user into an actual zombie, their behaviour can be likened to that of nightmarish Zombie-themed Hollywood films.

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Rehab Centre speaks out about Peer Pressure amongst adults

It is widely believed that peer pressure amongst friends is only experienced during adolescence. However, it is very much present amongst adults.

Those who were susceptible to peer pressure during and towards the end of their teenage years are more likely to fall victim to the very subtle pressure from their peers in adulthood.

It is important to know that there is negative peer pressure as well as positive peer pressure.

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