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The Connection Between Fear And The Disease Of Addiction

What is fear? What is the connection between fear and the disease of addiction? Fear is often referred to as an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. It can also be perceived as being afraid of something or…
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TREATMENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

TREATMENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT. The whole family worries when a member is in trouble. While the afflicted person might be absorbed in a downward spiral, the family is consumed with concern for the addicted member’s safety, emotional well-being,…
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The Four Stages of Alcoholism

THE FOUR STAGES OF ALCOHOLISM   If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be an alcoholic, then recognizing the stages of alcoholism may help you weigh the options available to you for detoxification and treatment. The four…

EXPLAINING ADDICTION TO NON-ADDICTS

EXPLAINING ADDICTION TO NON-ADDICTS. Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive condition, one that has far-reaching implications for addicts and their loved ones alike, and it’s not easy for non-addicts to fully grasp the destructive and all-consuming…

WHAT ARE OPIOIDS

What are Opioids? They are synthetic drugs designed to reproduce the effects of natural opioids such as Opium, which is a dried latex obtained from Poppies. Opium is 12% analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce…

Addiction In The Workplace

Addiction In The Workplace Recent statistics on drug abuse estimates that approximately 13.3% of the adult South African population struggle with addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life, including their…
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Synthetic Cannabis

In the last few days the South African news cycle has been going crazy with the story of several teenagers who ingested an unknown drug(Synthetic Cannabis) and were subsequently sent to hospital. Alarming videos have been making the rounds on…

In-patient or Out-patient?

Choosing a treatment facility When choosing a facility, In-patient or Out-patient, for your loved one, especially if you have limited knowledge about rehabilitation and addiction, may prove to be a difficult task. The first question is always…

Cross Addiction in Recovery

Cross Addiction in Recovery Different manifestations of Addiction Addiction based on behavior rather than a specific substance, it can manifest in various different forms. The five most common forms of addiction are drugs, alcohol, sex, food…

ENABLING BEHAVIOR IN ADDICTION

ENABLING BEHAVIOR IN ADDICTION Dilemma:         “I am the mother of a thirty year old son who is abusing drugs and alcohol. He has been hospitalized and detoxed once and has been through an excellent drug rehab program. However,…