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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.

Diagnosing Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependence in accordance to the DSM

Alcoholism and alcohol dependence not only affect the person binge drinking but also the people around them.

It’s not easy to convince someone that they drink too much, nor is it easy to admit to yourself that you have a drinking problem.

In this article, our rehabilitation centre provides the common behaviours of someone who has a drinking problem. We hope that this information can be shared and used to help someone change their life.

The Reality of Relapse – What to do when you are feeling low

I’ve relapsed before.

It was during a time when I thought I had it all together, my life was back on track, things were looking good, my future was bright… Yes, there were tough days, but I felt strong and ready to take on life’s challenges.

Substance Abuse in South Africa - Living with HIV and Addiction

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.

Alcoholism – Are your traditions more important than your sobriety?

As an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in South Africa, we appreciate the different cultures and traditions of our beautiful country.

However, as an alcohol addiction treatment centre, we also need to talk about cultural issues that may be affecting people struggling with alcoholism.

In this article, we discuss the importance of your sobriety in relation to your traditions.

Addiction Recovery - Money Management Tips for Recovering Addicts

Money management doesn’t come easy for all of us – especially people with an addiction or substance abuse problem.

For those in addiction recovery, the primary outsource of their income was most likely their substance of choice.

However now in recovery, it’s important to be more financially responsible to ensure the effects of your treatment remain as the building blocks for a long and healthy addiction recovery.

Creating Boundaries - Truths from a Drug Rehab in South Africa

I’ve had a lot of people tell me how 2016 was not their year. But for me, it was one of the most exciting and enlightening years that I’ve ever had.

Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t filled with overseas trips or big fancy events, and it certainly wasn’t smooth all the way.

But last year, was a year of self-discovery and inner growth.

15 Signs of an Addiction this Holiday Season

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.

Why a Residential Rehabilitation Centre can Optimise your Recovery

A study dating back to the 1970’s explains how changing an addict’s environment can help them overcome addiction and avoid relapsing.

The study, which was heavily contested in its time, is now regarded as significant to current concepts about how we can change behaviours and how addiction can be cured.

A First Year Addiction Recovery Checklist

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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