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The rewards of addiction recovery

THE REWARDS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY

12 OF THE REWARDS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY When first entering recovery, many of us find ourselves with a few doubts and reservations. We fear that it might become harder to make friends once we can no longer go to a bar and buy a few rounds. Perhaps we fear that we may lose the friends we already have if they perceive our sobriety as boring. This line of thinking does us no good, only serving as a distraction from the…

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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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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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mindfulness

The Mindfulness Vocabulary

THOUGHTS FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY Have you ever mentioned the word meditation or mindfulness to a prospective drug or alcohol addiction rehab client, friend or soulmate, only to be greeted by a panicked expression or negative response? There are a great many people not yet in addiction treatment who would benefit from a mindfulness practice for reducing pain, anxiety, depression, or stress. Sometimes, however, an individual may have a history or personal religious background that acts as a negative filter that…

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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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How Recovery Works

How Recovery Works

How Recovery Works If you want what we have to offer, and are willing to make the effort to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps. Doing the 12 steps is a strategy. It is a way though addiction. It teaches a simple philosophy of living that many, may people would benefit from for an array of life issues. The 12 steps get people unstuck. These steps break down how recovery works and why. NA stated that we feel…

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addiction recovery

Addiction recovery versus abstinence

ADDICTION RECOVERY A common misconception in the recovery community is not using drugs, drinking alcohol or acting out on behaviors equals recovery. This however is simple abstinence. It is not what we call addiction recovery. It is removing the substance and changing none of the behaviour.  For this statement to make more sense, let’s work out what addiction recovery and abstinence actually mean. ABSTINENCE IN ADDICTION RECOVERY Abstinence is a voluntary forbearance, especially from indulgence of an appetite, or a…

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addiction and the brain

ADDICTION AND THE BRAIN

Understanding addiction and the brain Many people do not understand why people become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and many characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief about addiction and the brain is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behaviors. What people often…

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treating cocaine addiction

Treating cocaine addiction

COCAINE ADDICTION The word most often used to describe cocaine’s initial rush, which courses through the body and brain of the users is euphoria. It’s this euphoria we find in treating cocaine addiction, is the element which compels people to use coke again and again, thus the worldwide problems with cocaine addiction are born. The rich, rush of dopamine is what makes cocaine a highly addictive substance. Primarily based on the intense pressure that floods the brain and senses of…

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Drug Rehab Centre

Drug Rehab Centre

Pathways Plett Drug Rehab Centre Pathways Paradise Drug Rehab Centre, Plettenberg Bay South Africa. Take a quick look around the property where people come to heal from all addictions, depression and food disorders from around the world, and enjoy whale watching through to the Big 5. Starting from $2k per month. More information is available at info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za OUR DRUG REHAB CENTRE PROGRAMME “If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to…

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