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Coping with Drug Addiction and Anxiety

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 2011-04-01

[…]is skilled in dual diagnosis this should not be a threat to recovery. Another way to deal with stress is to look at lifestyle.  By making certain healthy lifestyle changes it is possible to reduce stress naturally.  Exercise has long been shown to have a very positive effect on mood.  Eating a healthy and balanced diet is also linked to a healthier physical and mental condition.  These lifestyle changes could form part of a drug addiction recovery program. Another positive way of coping with anxiety and drug addiction would be to use counselling sessions to speak about anxiety.  Talking about […]

Starting a New Relationship in Addiction Recovery

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 2013-07-03

[…]a new relationship in addiction recovery, here are some helpful tips on how you can minimise stress that you might experience. How to Minimise Relationship Stress in Addiction Recovery Make sure that the boundaries you set are clear and understandable for each other Talk about and find an agreement on what each other’s role in the relationship is Before an argument arises, agree to discuss things only when you and your partner have calmed down and had time to think about the issue at hand Always be honest and remain faithful towards one another, no matter how difficult the situation […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Helps Addiction Recovery

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 2011-01-27

[…]Exercise Both leisure and exercise reduce stress, which is a major factor as not coping well with stress can be a trigger for relapse. Learning to handle stress through healthier means in a key aspect of early addiction recovery. Exercise and leisure time decrease boredom, another potential trigger for relapse. In early addiction recovery people can often find themselves asking ‘how do I stay sober?’ Having to completely restructure your life and relearn how to socialize, work, love and play – all while “clean and sober” can seem an impossible task. The benefits of leisure time and exercise are the […]

Adjustment Disorder

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2020-08-04

[…]and emotions: The symptoms prevalent in this type of adjustment disorder include emotional distress and disturbances of conduct. Adjustment disorder unspecified: This type of adjustment disorder displays dysfunctional responses to major life events that do not meet the criteria for other subtypes of adjustment disorder The mental symptoms of adjustment disorders can include: •         Rebellious or impulsive actions •         Crying •         Anxiousness •         Loss of self-esteem •         Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or being trapped •         Withdrawn attitude •         Lack of concentration •         Suicidal thoughts   Stress in teenagers and young adults may be triggered by and include: ·         Family problems […]

Registered Cape Town Adult Addictions Therapy Program

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2010-08-02

[…]treat: Anxiety and depression Adjustment Disorders Personality Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Stress caused by environmental factors Relationship difficulties Co-dependency issues Substance abuse and addiction to alcohol and other drugs One of these clinics has a ‘high care’ ward devoted to full-time management of patients who are not yet ready to join the more intense alcohol rehab or addiction’s treatment due to a lower level of functioning, psychosis or detoxification complications (PAWS) post acute withdrawals, etc. Fees These clinics are covered by most South African medical aid schemes and patients will have to fund a shortfall depending on what medical […]

Registered Rehab Treatment

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2011-01-13

[…]centres to be registered as the patient is assured of trustworthy and accredited service. With the stress that already accompanies withdrawal and rehabilitation, it is best to choose a rehab programme that will not add more stress to the process. If you’re dealing with a registered rehab treatment it is one less thing to be anxious about. What to Look for in a Registered Rehab Treatment Programme Quality addictions treatment will provide a constructive, nurturing and healthy atmosphere for its clients to learn about the necessary transition from the culture of addiction to one of recovery.  Patients can be in […]

Addiction Treatment Myths

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2010-10-12

[…]same holds true of people addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Factors such as parenting practices, stress in the home environment and behavioural aspects like exercise and nutrition influence the severity of the disorder. We all known people who are trying to lose weight and yet they persist in poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. We know that people who eat an unhealthy diet and do not exercise regularly have a higher risk of heart disease, yet when they have a coronary we don’t berate their poor decisions and lifestyle, we do the opposite. We help them as best we can […]

Gaming Addiction

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-04-20

[…]But did you know that it affects adults as well? Gaming is a good way to relieve the pressures and stress of the real world. However, when an individual becomes obsessed with it and it affects the way they live, then a problem may be present. If you feel that you or a loved one could be addicted to gaming, continue reading below as you will find out what it is, what the signs and symptoms are and what help is available. What is Gaming Addiction? Playing a lot of games does not mean you have a gaming addiction. It […]

When it comes to drug addiction, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2011-04-25

[…]They may blame their using on any number of things – feeling sad, past trauma, stress, their parents and upbringing, or even the weather! This justification is a form of denial.  The addict is not willing to admit that they are using drugs because (s)he is unable to stop.  Making excuses is a fairly overt form of denial – the addict may say things like “I’m not a serious addict; I only use drugs because of the stress at work”. A more subtle form of denial is minimizing the consequences of drug addiction.  When people minimize their consequences they downplay […]

Mandrax Rehabilitation

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-04-20

[…]Symptoms of Mandrax Addiction Mandrax slows down the body’s nervous system, which alleviates stress (one of the main reasons why people become addicted to the drug). Excessive use of mandrax can lead to imbalances in movement, sight, thinking, speaking as well as a decline in the performance of the respiratory system. Over dosages which occur commonly due to an increased tolerance for the drug can lead to blackouts, coma and death. People who are addicted to mandrax for years often suffer illnesses such as anaemia, liver damage and depression. Pregnant mothers who abuse mandrax may bear children that suffer from […]

Opana Addiction

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-04-20

[…]powerful. Opana is a prescription drug, and is commonly used by medical practitioners to relieve stress and anxiety before an individual has to undergo medical procedures such as surgery. It also boosts the effectiveness of any anaesthesia that may be used. Street-named as stop signs, pink heaven or biscuits to name a few, excessive use of the drug may lead an addiction. Signs and Symptoms of Opana Addiction Opana addicts will usually show signs of dizziness and disorientation, nausea and will vomit constantly and will also suffer from anxiety. Migraines and an increase in stress is also a common factor […]

Xanax Addiction

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-04-20

[…]drug works by slowing down the body’s central nervous system and relieves any form of stress or tension. A prescription drug, xanax is usually only given to those suffering with severe stress or nervous system type illnesses. When taken incorrectly, for instance with alcohol or without a prescription, the drug can be very dangerous and in some cases, fatal. When an individual becomes addicted to xanax, medical help needs to be administered as soon as possible as it affects not only the addict, but the people around them, their careers and quite frankly, their entire life. Signs and Symptoms of […]

Gaming Addiction

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-03-22

[…]But did you know that it affects adults as well? Gaming is a good way to relieve the pressures and stress of the real world. However, when an individual becomes obsessed with it and it affects the way they live, then a problem may be present. If you feel that you or a loved one could be addicted to gaming, continue reading below as you will find out what it is, what the signs and symptoms are and what help is available. What is Gaming Addiction? Playing a lot of games does not mean you have a gaming addiction. It […]

Drug Addiction Information

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2010-08-12

[…]on a substance. When you have a psychological addiction, you often try to get rid of severe stress and anxiety regardless of the consequences it may have. A psychological addiction provides an escape from hard-to-handle situations or negative feelings. Why Do People Drink or Take Drugs? It’s sometimes assumed, due the stigma associated with addiction, that people who become addicted had initially sought to become involved in addictive behaviour to “alter their state of consciousness” or to escape the burden of  life as they’re are afraid or incapable of handling it! The reality is that most people that become addicted to […]

Drug Treatment Clinics in South africa

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-04-20

[…]is a psychological term that refers to ones belief that you are able to deal with life’s stressful situations.  It is improved by having a social support mechanism (as mentioned earlier) as well as the attitude with which you approach life.  Attitudes and beliefs can be changed through cognitive-behavioural therapy. Outcome expectancies are what a person expects to experience if they take a substance.  If they believe that they will feel good after using their drug they are more likely to use it.  Drug treatment clinics help patients in identifying consequences of addiction so that they are encouraged to think […]

Addiction Information

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2010-08-12

[…]on a substance. When you have a psychological addiction, you often try to get rid of severe stress and anxiety regardless of the consequences it may have. A psychological addiction provides an escape from hard-to-handle situations or negative feelings. Why Do People Drink or Take Drugs? It’s sometimes assumed, due the stigma associated with addiction, that people who become addicted had initially sought to become involved in addictive behaviour to “alter their state of consciousness” or to escape the burden of  life as they’re are afraid or incapable of handling it! The reality is that most people that become addicted […]

Drug Treatment Clinics

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2011-04-17

[…]is a psychological term that refers to ones belief that you are able to deal with life’s stressful situations.  It is improved by having a social support mechanism (as mentioned earlier) as well as the attitude with which you approach life.  Attitudes and beliefs can be changed through cognitive-behavioural therapy. Outcome expectancies are what a person expects to experience if they take a substance.  If they believe that they will feel good after using their drug they are more likely to use it.  Drug treatment clinics help patients in identifying consequences of addiction so that they are encouraged to think […]

Psychiatric Clinics

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2017-03-01

[…]impulse control and addiction disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychotic and personality disorders, stress response syndromes, somatic symptom disorders, tic disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome, dissociative and factitious disorders, sexual and gender issues, other conditions involving the brain like sleep-related problems, dementia and Alzheimer’s. We Do Recover has never met a patient that has a severe addiction and doesn’t have depression or anxiety or some other mental health problem. As a result, mental health issues and substance abuse feed into each other, and one condition will often make the other worse. Because alcohol is a central nervous system […]

How Do I Stop Drinking?

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2010-04-06

[…]from your home. Don’t Use Alcohol As An Escape Many people drink alcohol as a way to de-stress after a long day or when they’re angry or sad, but alcohol will only provide you with temporary relief and in many cases it’ll just make the situation worse. Don’t stop at the local bar after work or go home to drown your sorrows alone. Instead, find a new outlet for any stress or anger. Join a gym, take up running or find a hobby to distract yourself from the temptation. Spend Less Time With Friends Who Drink Alcohol Excessively Spend less […]