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From monthly archives: July 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'July 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Rehabs South Africa - Living with addiction in the family

From an outsider’s point of view, it may seem as if addiction only affects the person who is addicted. However, an addiction destroys a family just as much as it destroys the person addicted.

What people don’t see, is how mentally and emotionally exhausting it is to live with an addict.

Members of the family are often torn between trying to help their addicted loved one and how to avoid being used by the addicted love one.

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Functional vs dysfunctional alcoholics

Functioning alcoholics are often not seen by their peers and loved ones as being alcoholics, because as their name suggests, they are functioning.

Unlike a dysfunctional alcoholic, functioning alcoholics generally appear to have their lives together. They are able to perform at their job, pay for expenses and maintain their overall day to day tasks.

In fact, because they are able to maintain their lives so well, people including themselves, will often overlook their drinking completely.

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Krokodil tears – Substance abuse treatment South Africa

What used to be a drug that only appeared in our rehab centre’s worst nightmares, Krokodil has now become a scary reality for substance abuse in South Africa.

Although there are several drugs that are extremely addictive and physically destructive, Krokodil has set a new record for rapid devastation of the mind, body and spirit of its users.

Warning graphic content, sensitive viewers are not advised!

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Substance Abuse – Another warning about Ritalin Abuse

When people talk about substance abuse or drug abuse, they generally refer to harder, potent drugs such as Cocaine, Tik or Heroin.

Understandably so, as these drugs are illegal, and they do cause drug addiction, and we know they can cause serious physical, mental and psychological harm to users.

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