Latest Developments in Addiction Research

  The latest developments in drug addiction research particularly in the area of neuro science has made a huge contribution to the “addiction industry” in recent times. A lot of these advances have come from Cambridge University. (It does not get better than that in terms of credibility). According to a recently published article “The […]

Addiction is a family disease

Alcoholism and drug addiction have obvious and well documented effects on chronic substance abusers. Prolonged abuse of drugs and/or alcohol will deteriorate a person’s physical health, impair his or her mental functioning and damage the spirit. But how will these adverse effects impact the addict’s immediate family, and how will the damage manifest itself? Recovery […]

Crossroads Recovery Centre: The importance of family involvement.

One of the most heart wrenching and overwhelming moments in a family’s life comes at the point when they realize that a family member is addicted, either to any form of process or substance. Be it alcohol or drugs or the more subtle yet as damaging addiction processes such as gambling, sex or even food. […]

The Hard Reality of Alcohol & Drug Addiction

  According to recent studies provided by the Society for Study of Addiction (SSA) an estimated 4.9% of the world’s adult population i.e. approximately 240 million people, suffer from Alcohol use disorder and an estimated 15 million people are addicted to injection drugs such as Heroin, Pethidine and Methamphetamine. Substance abuse is at an all-time high. […]

45% of rehabilitation admissions are alcohol related

An increasing number of people are being admitted for rehabilitation every year and the numbers are rising. In 2016 8787 people where admitted for treatment. One year later in 2017 the number increased to 10047. Nearly a 15% increase in 1 year! Up to 45% of all admissions for Inpatient residential treatment, where admitted for […]

Gambling Is Not Only A Man’s Issue — It’s On The Rise Amongst Women As Well

Chances are that you consider problem gaming to be a “man’s issue”. But the reality is that as many as 51 percent of all South African women gamble; what’s more, female problem gamblers are likely to be more severely affected by the condition. So says Heidi Sinclair, treatment and counselling manager at the South African […]

Why everyone should try a 12-step program

OPINION EVERYONE should try doing a 12-Step Program. Not just alcoholics, gamblers, drug addicts and people addicted to sex; everyone. I guarantee the world would be a better place as a result. More people would say sorry. Honesty and unselfishness would be more common. Roads and workplaces would be more harmonious. For me personally, the […]

You on drugs? No, smart pills

DRUG abuse has become so widespread that it is no longer a talking point. . But the increasing addiction and abuse of legal drugs among professionals, that is to prescription drugs and over- the-counter medicine and alcohol, is becoming a growing cause for concern.. A survey of 6 000 South African professionals by Professional Provident […]

Cocaine more addictive than first thought, study finds

People who use cocaine “recreationally” may be closer to becoming addicted than they think, a study has warned.

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