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If you have not already heard of the drug called “Spice” you can count yourself lucky as it may very easily go down in history as one of the most terrifying drugs ever made.
This laboratory manufactured chemical was accidentally discovered while looking for a different method to produce anti-inflammatory medication.
The approach used was to synthesize the compounds found in the Cannabis Plant called Cannabinoids which were designed to attach to many receptors in the body; mainly those found in different parts of the brain.
The legalisation of the private use of Marijuana in South Africa has of late been a controversial topic. With substantial arguments supporting both the legalisation and the criminalisation of cannabis– what are we to believe?
South Africa has one of the highest HIV rates in the world, in addition to this, we have a substance abuse epidemic on our hands.
It’s the 1st of December, and a lot of us are relieved that in just a few days, we’ll be on holiday. Soon we’ll be relaxing in the sun, celebrating the fact that we made it through 2016 in one piece.
Unfortunately, the holiday season is a time that often sees drug addiction and alcoholism flaring up.
People with substance abuse problems, may end up drinking or using drugs more often to cope with the pressures and stress of this time of the year.
Addiction and emotional immaturity are closely linked, with many addicts turning to using or drinking in order to escape their realities. The lack of emotional maturity is usually explained in terms of an attachment trauma or “relational” stress during childhood.
When there is a lack of appropriate direction and support from parents during childhood, a person cannot internalise suitable emotional controls, meaning they do not learn to control their internal emotional responses.
During addiction recovery, addicts begin to develop emotional skills they never had before.
During the first year of your addiction recovery, there may come times when you feel you aren’t achieving the goals you had planned for yourself.
The first year can be challenging and it may feel as if you want to give up. However, during these times it is important to remember how far you have come and just how much better your life is free from substance abuse.
Step Away Rehabilitation Centre has developed a list of a few goals that we feel you can use as reminders and to help you stay on track of your recovery in the days and months to come.
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