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Although addiction recovery focuses largely on detoxing the body from addictive substances, there are many other elements of recovery that are just as important as the detox process. Therefore, successful addiction recovery depends on a recovery programme which focuses on the mental well-being of individuals receiving addiction treatment.
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Although 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging years the world has experienced in a long time, it will also be the year that we witnessed heroic acts of courage and determination.
There is an undeniable link between alcohol and violence. The pervasiveness of gender-based violence, femicide, child abuse and violent crimes has pointed back to the consumption of alcohol for many years.
Having a drink every now and again is social, fun and a nice way to unwind after long day at work. Just like all nice things, drinking alcohol must be done in moderation and with care.
The sad reality is that even without the additional challenges of a pandemic, the healthcare system will continue to buckle under the weight of alcohol-related deaths and incidents in South Africa.
Cigarettes are once again legal and smokers all over the country are celebrating, despite the fact that smoking continues to cause major health issues across the globe.
Before South Africans celebrate the lifting of the alcohol ban, it’s important that we take into consideration the effects alcohol abuse has on our society.
Practicing mindfulness every day gives us the power to intentionally improve our behaviour, make better decisions and reshape our brains in ways that give us awareness of self.
On the evening of 12 July, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa shocked the nation when he announced the reinstatement of the nationwide ban on alcohol sales.
Knowing how to navigate your way around the sudden availability of alcohol may prove to be challenging after weeks of prohibition.
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