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Addiction leads you to insanity

How is it that people who suffer from addiction, just won’t stop. They won’t listen to reason. They simply refuse to be restored to sanity in addiction. They get beaten up in the boxing ring day after day in life. The insanity is that they go back for more each and every morning! Many people with addictions can identify with the above quote. They abuse drugs or alcohol hoping to recreate an earlier high, make themselves feel normal, or solve other problems.…

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Finding help for self harm and cutting

Understanding self harm and cutting While self-harm is not an emotional or psychiatric illness in itself, it usually suggests that one is present. Finding Help for self harm and cutting requires working a programme that addresses both the disease of addiction and the problem of self-injurious behaviour. Self-harm can also include less obvious ways of hurting yourself or putting yourself in danger, such as driving recklessly, binge drinking, taking too many drugs, and having unsafe sex. Because cutting and other…

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addiction to prescription medication

Addiction to prescription medication

Living on prescription pills The following story about addiction to prescription medication comes from the Narcotics Anonymous Blue book. This is one woman’s story about addiction to prescription medication is not unique. It happens all the time, and in fact more and more regularly. Living on a farm as a child I felt inferior and was shy around other people. I was full of fear and became very angry when things didn’t go my way. This behavior continued during my…

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changes through addiction

Changing through addiction

Making changes through addiction Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw Change is inevitable. Making changes through addiction is also just as inevitable. Staying addicted is not an option. It always ends in death, or a stay in an institution or a hospital. Make no mistake. Addiction is progressive. It gets worse over time. Something the active addict is not ready to face. They dream of another ending, one…

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What is enabling

WHAT IS ENABLING?

WHEN HELPING BECOMES HARMFUL         “Enabling an addict can be a difficult habit to break. For the addict to realize the consequences of their behavior, their loved ones must stop enabling drug abuse. Thus, addiction is a family disease. This is sometimes the only way an addict will ever truly recover” What is enabling? You can hardly be involved with an alcoholic/addict these days without hearing the term ‘enabling’.  What is enabling then and What does this mean?  Simply that…

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sober living and addiction

CHOOSING SOBER LIVING OR ADDICTION. WHICH WILL IT BE?

A faith filled perspective of life’s paradox. To understand Sober living and addiction and the paradoxes that the two extremes offer, consider that there are always, always at least two paths or highways you can take. One sobriety in our work. The other addiction and compulsion. One has a present and future. The other does not. There is always a way out, and in turn there is also always a way in. Sober living and addiction are so closely woven,…

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practicing sobriety

Practicing Sobriety 

Call Us Now 082-442-4779 Living Clean When we talk about practicing sobriety and the principles of recovery in all our affairs, the key word is “practice.” We just need to keep trying to apply spiritual principles to our lives, not be able to do it perfectly in every situation. The spiritual benefits we derive from working this step depend on our effort, not our success. For instance, we try to practicing sobriety through the principle of compassion in every situation…

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being sex and love addicted

Sex and Love Addicted

Call Us Now 082-442-4779 Being sex and love addicted Carson McCullers talks us through being sex and love addicted. Being sex and love addicted and obsessed with a person or a relationship, and calling that obsession love, is a phenomenon that is finally being recognized as a pervasive and serious problem. Anne Schaef, in her book Co-dependence: Misunderstood, Mistreated, gives us an informative look at what the mental health field calls “co-dependence” (obsessing about an alcoholic or chemically dependent partner). Robin Norwood takes obsessing…

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GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB

GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB

WHAT IS GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB ABOUT ? Gambling addiction is a very real problem that ruins lives and families every day. It is a problem that is increasing in nature in South Africa, and worldwide. For a long time people couldn’t understand that gambling was addictive and was on par with drug and substance abuses like alcohol in terms of destruction capability. Fortunately these days there are many ways in which people can get treatment for gambling addiction. In fact…

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