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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGGRESSION AND ADDICTION

Aggression, in the form of anger, frequently manifests in people with addiction problems. If you do not believe this is true, look to science, which tells us that there is a definite correlation between aggression and addiction. The Psychiatric…
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Drug Induced Psychosis

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, psychosis refers to an episode in which an individual has a break from reality. This often includes but doesn’t require, delusions, or false beliefs that are firmly held despite clear…
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SEX AND PORN ADDICTION

Definition of Sex Addiction Sex and porn addiction can refer to a range of behaviours that are done in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-5)…
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What Is An Alcoholic

While not easy to identify internally, usually the people around alcoholics are the first to notice. In Pretoria and Johannesburg www.crossroadsrecovery.co.za
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What Are We Treating For

While its important to remove alcohol and/or drugs from the system. Essentially that's not where the problem lies. Pretoria 082 653 3311 Johannesburg 074 895 1043
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GAMBLING ADDICTION

A gambling addiction is a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical, and social repercussions. It is classed as an impulse-control disorder. It is included in the American Psychiatric Association (APA's)…
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How To Know You're An Addict

Having enough insight to self diagnose addiction can be tenuous at best. Have a look at the questionnaire below, its a good guideline. Asking for help is always first prize! YES NO 1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking/addiction? 2. Is…
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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,…

#24 People Pleasing

#24 People Pleasing People pleasing is a behavior that is as old as the hills, more recently described as Codependence. It is a really sticky problem and a behavior that is incredibly difficult to change. I would say almost impossible to…

#1 Crisis Management

When we experience crisis in our lives, how do we deal with it? How can we learn to deal with certain situations that we come across without going into a complete state of panic? What goals do you want to achieve and how do you go about…