Rustenburg Addiction Care

15
Apr

WHY ABSTINENCE IS THE PREFERRED OPTION

Disease model theory, serving as the paradigmatic basis for a treatment programme advocating abstinence, rests on the belief that addiction as a disorder originates from a neuro-biological dysfunction located in the midbrain and its cortical connections. It is postulated that dysfunctional nuclei within the midbrain and associated pathways give rise to the observed phenomenon of impaired control over the consumption

28
Mar

Recovery and the rehab dollar

The race is on for the rehab dollar. The addiction treatment industry has flourished in recent years, as more operators see it as a means to an easy profit. The absence of a universally accepted method of treating addiction means that anyone can set up a rehab and make all sorts of outrageous and difficult to disprove claims about their

16
Jan

Rock bottom

Rock bottom is a term used by many addicts to describe an event resulting from their using. This implies that things cannot get any worse. The situation demands a change. The term is a subtle form of denial because things can always get worse from one’s using. The very nature of the addiction trajectory is that things do get worse,

29
Nov

Resistance, Compliance and Surrender

People enter a drug rehab for all sorts of strange reasons. Some come in for an all expenses paid vacation. Others need some time out from their addiction because the drugs lose their edge and the lifestyle has become repetitive. Meanwhile, some come into rehab as a manipulative ploy to wiggle out of a tight corner. Perhaps their partner has

29
Nov

Abstinence or Harm Reduction?

Organisations that provide treatment for people with substance use disorders fall into one of two camps. The first aims for abstinence, where the therapeutic end point is clear to everyone. The second aims for harm reduction, which can mean different things to different people. Harm reduction interventions These interventions focus on the harm caused by substances, rather than the substance

13
Oct

The Importance of Aftercare in Addiction Recovery

Embarking on the journey of addiction recovery is a courageous step that can transform one’s life. Completing addiction rehab treatment is a significant achievement, but it’s only the beginning. The path to sustained sobriety is filled with challenges, and that’s where aftercare comes in. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the importance of aftercare in maintaining sobriety and preventing

15
May

Get the Support You Need to Overcome Your Anxiety

Life can be very difficult, and many people struggle with stress, anxiety, and low mood at times. We might feel depressed after a divorce, or stressed about financial problems, or anxious before attending a job interview. We often cannot change our daily experiences, but we CAN learn to manage our emotions and choose how we respond to life’s challenges. Anxiety

15
May

The Connection Between Depression And Anxiety: Exploring the Link

Depression and anxiety often occur together Research studies show that anxiety and depression very often exist together. They can lead to a vicious cycle that perpetuates itself. If you have an anxiety disorder, you are 50% more likely to have also experienced depression as well. These rates are not surprising. When you consider how disheartening and exhausting it can be

18
Apr

Overcoming the Game: Understanding and Treating Gaming Addiction

In recent years, gaming has become a popular form of entertainment, with millions of people around the world enjoying the immersive experience of video games. However, for some individuals, what may have started as a harmless hobby can turn into a compulsive behavior that negatively impacts their daily lives. Gaming addiction, also known as Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD), is a

28
Oct

Self-soothe those anxiety ants away 

Self-soothing forms part of an emotional regulation strategy aimed at regaining equilibrium after a distressing event or acute stress response. Before falling into a downward spiral of anxiety, here are some techniques to keep those anxiety ants at bay: Deep breaths Deep breathing can result in increased comfort and relaxation while lifting symptoms of anxiety. Fill the balloon Imagine filling