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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.

10 Valuable Lessons from a Non-Alcoholic who went Sober

Alcohol is a very big part of our lives. It is everywhere you look. Whether you are eating out at a fancy restaurant or out shopping for groceries, you are bound to be met with a variety of liquor to choose from.

The consumption of alcohol has become an integral part of our interaction with others, and believe it or not, the interaction we have with ourselves too.

After some deliberation a while back, I decided to stop drinking and not for any particular reason at all.

I did not give myself a time frame; I could pick up a beer tomorrow or I could never drink again, who knows?

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.

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.

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.

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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