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The South African government has placed a nationwide ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown period, but how does this affect those with alcohol addiction during lockdown?
According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the fifth highest rate of alcohol consumption in the world.
Despite some misconceptions, addiction rehabilitation is ultimately a journey of strength, self-love and forgiveness.
Although there is a strong presence of pain, anger, guilt and shame, these are feelings or emotions that can be used as tools to overcome the past so that a happier future may be manifested.
Guilt is an extremely intense emotion and can contribute largely to the way we interact with ourselves and the people around us.
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.
Regaining trust in a relationship after drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment demands work and effort from both sides.
With hard work from both you and your partner it is possible to repair your relationship. However, it means patience on your part, and an open mind and zero resentment from your loved one.
While making the decision to stop your substance abuse is the biggest milestone to recovery, it’s not the only choice you will have to make on your path to good health and better life.
Choosing a good rehab centre in South Africa may appear easier than it is.
It’s not as simple as you’re an addict, here is a rehab, there is your recovery.
There are a few more aspects that need to be considered if you want to achieve your end goal, a life of sobriety.
"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.
At Step Away Treatment Centre we believe alcoholism can be defined as the problematic use of alcohol.
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