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What You Need to Understand about Khat Side Effects

The use of khat, or Catha edulis as it is known by the scientific community, is on the increase throughout South Africa. If you or a loved one is abusing this drug, we would like to offer you this opportunity to familiarise yourself with khat…
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#39 - Paradise Lost ; Paradise Regained.

Recovery is not a short term goal, nor is it quantifiable and it is a life long goal. At some time in our lives we have been happy. Our active addiction results in our losing all of this : Paradise lost. Time has been lost,our active addiction…
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Attachment and addiction: Are there a relationship and does it really matter.

Attachment theory Attachment theory was first developed by John Bowlby. He  was a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment…

Substance Induced Psychosis

Psychosis is generally a symptom associated with schizophrenia. During a psychotic episode an individual experiences a disconnect from reality, the individual experiences hallucinations and/or delusions and are unable to distinguish between…
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#38 Testing My Reality

In 1784, the philosopher, Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as “humankind’s emergence from its self-incurred immaturity”, its “lazy and cowardly” submission to the “dogmas and formulas” of religious or political authority. Humans…

3 Warning Signs of Gambling Addiction

Gambling has the same physiological or hormonal effect on the brain as the use of drugs and alcohol. It begins with the surge of excitement in anticipation of the act, the extreme adrenaline rush that occurs when gambling and the unparalleled…

Marijuana & Alcohol Legal but Dangerous

As legalization spreads, more Americans are becoming heavy users of cannabis, despite its links to violence and mental illness. The best data concerning the scope and effects marijuana & alcohol use come from the National Survey on Drug…

How to Choose a Drug Rehab in Pretoria

Facing the harsh realities of drug addiction and alcoholism, whether it be your own or that of a loved one, is not easy. There is no quick solution to learning to live with what is now classified as a medical disease. But there is a gradual…
Family Resources

Family Resources

“If you and your [partner] find a solution for the pressing problem of drink you are, of course, going to be very happy. But all problems will not be solved at once. Seed has started to sprout in new soil, but growth has only begun. In spite…

How to Choose a Drug Rehab Centre in Johannesburg

Whether you are looking to check yourself or a loved one into a rehab centre, there are a number of factors to consider. With emotions running high and time being of the essence, choosing a drug rehab centre in Johannesburg can be daunting.…