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COVID-19 and the Effects of Alcohol on the Immune System

In light of the nationwide alcohol ban that South African president put into place at the start of the lockdown, many people have started wondering what are the effects of alcohol on the body that a total prohibition was necessary?

Although the president recently announced a potential shift into level three of lockdown in South Africa, many health experts are hoping that the sale of alcohol does not commence just yet.

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Dealing with Drug Addiction During Lockdown

Regardless of the circumstances, drug addiction recovery can be a challenging road to walk that comes with immeasurable reward.

However, the current lockdown in South Africa has placed added pressure on those with drug addiction as well as those who are in recovery.

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Dealing with Alcohol Addiction During Lockdown in South Africa

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.

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Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery Using the S.M.A.R.T Method

Setting goals during addiction recovery is a key component of successful recovery as it helps us gain a clear vision of where we would like to see ourselves in the future.

Having goals can help us dedicate our time and efforts to focussing on recovery and finding harmony in a life of sobriety.

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Life After Rehab – How to Support Your Loved One in Recovery

There are many individuals who wonder what life after rehab will be like for their loved ones. The question is often “how can I support my loved one who is in recovery?”

Because living with someone who has undergone rehabilitation can be a very sensitive dynamic, it’s important for us to understand what we can do to support the recovering individual's process as much as we can.

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Season’s Greetings from our Addiction Treatment & Rehab in South Africa

Step Away rehab in South Africa would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients a safe and wonderful festive season.

We know that this time of year can bring all kinds of mixed emotions but we would like to encourage you to take the time to count your blessings and be grateful for all that you have achieved this year.

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Dangers of Prescription Drugs and Signs of Abuse

Hundreds of people all over the world misuse and abuse prescription drugs, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally.

Prescription drug misuse can be described as using prescription medication in a way that is not intended by the prescribing doctor.

This could mean that taking someone else’s prescribed medication, taking more than what your doctor has prescribed. For example – regularly taking twice as many tranquilisers as prescribed.

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4 Major Benefits of Exercise for Addiction Recovery

There is no doubt that physical activity is good for the mind, body and soul. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that there are several, far-reaching benefits of exercise for addiction recovery.

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The Benefits & Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Nutrition and addiction recovery work hand in hand as a successful journey towards sobriety depends largely on a healthy body and mind.

Many people who suffer from addiction are more prone to malnourishment and various deficiencies which can cause major illness and other unwanted, physical side-effects.Nutrition and Addiction

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Addiction and Isolation are Closely Connected

Addiction and isolation are very closely related. Sometimes feelings of isolation can cause a person to turn to substance abuse, while long-term substance abuse and addiction can further exacerbate isolation.

This can easily lead a person feeling completely detached from the people around them, overall society and even themselves.

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