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Posts Tagged 'alcohol and drug addiction'

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Hitting Rock Bottom - It's not the end, there is still hope

Hitting rock bottom is often associated with the idea that there is no hope left to turn things around for the better.

However, sometimes it’s necessary to reach this point in order to make the most important choice in your life – the one that leads you out of the dark.

Rock bottom is generally considered the moment where a person reaches a point where they believe that things could not possibly get worse. Some may feel they have nothing left to lose.

Encouraging a Loved One to Accept Addiction Treatment

When you decide to begin encouraging a loved one to accept addiction treatment, making use of intervention strategies will be immensely helpful throughout the entire process. Intervention strategies are designed to assist you in the careful planning and execution of your intervention.

Escapism - addiction is a learned response

There are a number of reasons as to why individuals experiment with illegal substances.

With drug and alcohol abuse becoming more prevalent in South Africa, it is important for us to start identifying and addressing the key issues and causes of alcohol and drug addiction.

Generally speaking individuals typically take drugs either to experiment with feeling high or altered consciousness or as a form of escapism.

From Hero to Zero – Heroin is guaranteed to bring you down

Alcohol and drug dependency is a sad and ever-growing reality in South Africa.

Accessibility to illegal substances is at an all-time high, with children being exposed to all types of addiction (direct or indirect) from a very young age. Much evidence exists that substance dependency behaviour and its effects are passed down from generation to generation.

The range of drugs available to the average person on the street is alarming; the cost of drugs isn’t much of a problem as there are plenty of drugs available that are more affordable, with longer-lasting effects and with unsurprisingly far worse negative side-effects. 

Through the eyes of an addict - making life most difficult

“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviours.” – American Society of Addiction Medicine Board, April 19, 2011.

Myths and fantasies about drug or alcohol dependency

In this article we at Step Away Treatment Centre aim to bust a few myths and pop a few fantasies that are often mistaken for truths.

Rehabilitation centres are regularly faced with cases that involve individuals who unknowingly or ignorantly fell into addiction.

We are given the ability through social media to help educate and enlighten the public about drug and alcohol addiction and rehabilitation, our aim is to aid individuals in making accurately calculated choices and ensuring that all the necessary information about alcohol and drug addiction is available for anyone to use.

Counseling and Step Away Rehabilitation Center

Alcohol and drug addiction counseling plays an important role when it comes to achieving success in a rehabilitation center.

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