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Recovering from addiction comes with many ups and downs, but the rewards of a sober life are truly immeasurable.
Choosing a sober life will bring as many blessings as it will challenges. The key is to keep your eye on the ball every step of the way and avoid anything and anyone who may trigger the desire to turn to drugs or alcohol.
Choosing the path of addiction recovery is the best thing an addicted person can do for themselves. However, many recovering addicts experience depression after addiction which may bring some extra challenges to the journey of recovery.
Depression can bring feelings of hopelessness and can have an impact on a person’s motivation to achieve sobriety.
This state of mind can be as a result of circumstances which took place before or after substance and alcohol abuse and is determined by various factors.
Emotional manipulation is a common theme in the behaviour of people who are addicted and can still be present in the early stages of addiction recovery.
Manipulative behaviour can be extremely hurtful and can cause irreparable damage to some relationships between addicts and their loved ones.
Often, the addicted person becomes an expert manipulator and can get away with manipulating people and situations to suite their desired outcomes.
Step Away Rehabilitation centre in South Africa would like to extend season’s greetings and warm wishes for the festive season to everyone who has made all we have accomplished in 2018 possible.
Although this year has been a rollercoaster of a ride, we have made it to the end and are proud to be here, standing tall with our extended Step Away family.
During addiction recovery, the effects of substance abuse on mental health are easily observed.
The impact addiction has on mental health is undeniable and often, permanent. This is especially true when someone has abused substances for an extended period of time.
Some of the long-term mental health issues that may arise from addiction are anxiety, depression, sleeping disorders, mood disorders and even psychosis.
Psychological trauma is a factor that must be strongly considered in any person who is undergoing addiction recovery.
Trauma is often found to be the root cause of someone’s addictions and therefore, the trauma itself should be addressed along with the actual addiction.
What is mental health?
Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, social and psychological well-being. It has an effect on how we feel, act and think.
Furthermore, our mental state will determine how we make choices, handle stress and relate to others.
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.
Personality disorders affect a large percentage of the population and is sadly largely misunderstood by the general public.
There are generally 10 types of personality disorders which can be grouped into 3 different categories.
However, in this article we will be talking about borderline personality disorder (BPD). More specifically we are going to look at BPD, addiction and how they are often coupled as a dual diagnosis.
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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