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Service And Giving Back In Spiritual Addiction Recovery

Drawing from the insights of Dr. Stephanie S. Covington, it's evident that addiction recovery extends beyond the individual. Her understanding illuminates the role of service and giving back as vital components in spiritual addiction recovery. In the vast tapestry of South Africa's culture and traditions, this approach strikes a resonant...

Role Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In Dual Diagnosis

The path to recovery is as unique as the stories and histories that each person brings with them. If you've found yourself or a loved one grappling with addiction and concurrent mental health challenges, the journey might feel incredibly daunting. Here, in the heart of South Africa, we recognize that...

The Transformative Role of Media in Battling Stigma

In the digital age, media wields significant influence in shaping public opinion. Its reach and impact are far-reaching, affecting various aspects of society, including how drug addiction is perceived. The heartening news is that, in recent years, cutting-edge research underscores the media's potential in addressing the deep-seated stigma and bias...

Benefits Of Gender-specific Addiction Treatment

As you embark on this transformative journey of healing from addiction, it's vital to understand that each individual's path is unique. Just as everyone has their own story and set of experiences, addiction touches lives differently. Central to this understanding is recognising the significant role gender plays in shaping these...

Make The Most Of Your Medical Aid For Addiction Treatment

In the throes of addiction, seeking help can be an overwhelming and emotionally charged decision. When you or someone close to you is grappling with addiction, the urgency to find effective treatment is real. Yet, financial constraints can be daunting. Fortunately, your medical aid can be an invaluable ally in...

The impact of addiction on family and relationships

Witnessing a loved one succumb to alcohol or drug addiction can be an immensely distressing experience. While you deeply care for the person affected, their behavior can leave you grappling with emotions like anger, helplessness, guilt, fear, loneliness, exhaustion, and disappointment. Often, individuals battling addiction are oblivious to the havoc...

Connection Between Burnout and Addiction

In South Africa, our society, like many others, often celebrates overworking and pushing ourselves to our limits. Being constantly busy is frequently perceived as a symbol of success, and working extended hours is sometimes worn as a badge of honor. The influence of social media reinforces the notion that if...

Are E-Cigarettes Creating a New Generation of Smokers?

You may think e-cigarettes offer a harmless alternative to traditional smoking, a high-tech way to puff away stress or social awkwardness. But let's delve into some lesser-known facts. Nicotine, the key addictive substance in both traditional cigarettes and most e-cigarettes, affects your brain's reward circuits. This means you're not just...