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One of the tools that addiction counseling teaches you is how to say no. It also helps you realise that saying no can be easy and does not mean that you are selfish.
There are many people who believe that the only way to show someone kindness is to do what they ask of them, regardless of what the consequences will be.
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.
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.
Whoonga, also known as Nyaope, is the ‘new’ relentless drug tearing apart the lives of South Africans.
Initially found in the impoverished townships of Durban, Whoonga has filtered through South Africa leaving a trail of destruction behind it.
MUST WATCH VIDEO: Whoonga Addiction in South Africa
This year our vision is routed in love, justice and trust, a respect for the dignity of life and a spirit of building hope together.
At Step Away Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, we are partners with people, especially the vulnerable who are stranded in the grips of alcoholism and drug addiction.
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.
Approximately 20% of alcoholics worldwide are highly functional, and are able to maintain the façade of their public lives, and their professional and personal relationships along with their jobs and responsibilities.
By maintaining their everyday lives at work and in public they avoid being labelled as having a drinking problem. , They are often hard-working, effective individuals who would never be assumed to have an alcohol addiction.
"There were two things that resonated with me. One was running out of alibis. I had no more excuses — I’d used up every upset stomach, every possible version of “being sick”, every dead aunt, every flat battery or tyre. That, and I’d started keeping company with inferiors ..."
The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The test correctly classifies 95% of people into either alcoholics or non-alcoholics. It was tested on 2000 people before being published.
It is extremely reliable when it comes to assessing alcohol addiction.
“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviours.” – American Society of Addiction Medicine Board, April 19, 2011.
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