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The Adverse Effects of Alcohol Consumption

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.

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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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Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Options for Substance Abuse

There are typically two rehabilitation options for substance abuse, namely inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Although both options are fundamentally focused on rehabilitation, each treatment option is designed to offer different types of support, for different levels of addiction.

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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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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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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk During Addiction Recovery

Positive self-talk is an essential part of our daily lives but is particularly important during the process of addiction recovery.

Without even realizing it, we are constantly engaging in an internal dialogue with ourselves. This conversation takes place almost all day, every single day.

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How Being in Nature Assists with Addiction Recovery

There are many additional activities that we can incorporate into our lives during the process of addiction recovery which can be instrumental in our path towards sobriety.

Addiction recovery is not just about no longer using a substance; it’s about finding new ways to enjoy our lives, or remembering what gave us joy before we became addicted.

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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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Domestic Violence and Addiction – How are they linked?

There is an uncomfortably close link between domestic violence and addiction; substance abuse is often the cause of domestic violence, while domestic violence can just as well cause substance abuse.

Therefore, both substance abuse and domestic violence are considered the cause and effect of the other, and when investigating the one the other should always be considered.

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