Category: Drug Addiction

After Detox, how do I beat drug and alcohol addiction?

If detoxification is the first step to beating alcohol and drug abuse then what follows?  It’s only after successfully removing the residual chemicals that patients are ready to start their addiction treatment program in earnest. The importance of detox It’s important to detoxify because drugs and alcohol cloud addicted peoples judgement and perceptions and without…

January 11th, 2017

Understanding Treatment of Drug Addiction

It has mistakenly believed that a drug addict needs to desire recovery in order to be treated for drug addiction; however recent findings suggest that pressure from friends, family, employers or the legal system on the addict to obtain treatment, improves their treatment outcomes. This is a critical point as most family members wait around…

January 6th, 2017

Top Ten Myths about Drug Addiction Treatment

Despite people being better informed around addiction rehabilitation and what actually happens in drug addiction treatment centres, many myths abound. Dangerously, these myths are used as rational justifications by drug addicted people to not even explore treatment wouldn’t work for them. We hope this article on the top ten myths about drug addiction treatment will…

July 5th, 2011

Affordable Drug Addiction Treatment. Part 2

Unfortunately, any kind of drug addiction treatment can be costly, but when you consider the alternative – not getting any treatment, and continuing the destructive path of addiction – rehab is much more affordable! Another affordable drug addiction treatment option – for active addicts on a tight budget – is out-patient rehab. By attending an…

May 30th, 2011

Affordable Drug Addiction Treatment. Part 1.

Did you know that most drug addicted people are pressured into rehab by their families and that this can actually have a positive effect on the treatment outcome? Most people incorrectly assume that unless the drug addict enters a rehab willingly and engages the treatment process with open arms that it’ll be a waste of…

May 21st, 2011

Rehabilitation Centres – Part Two

In the first part of our article on rehabilitation centres we discussed the quality of care versus associated costs for alcohol abuse and drug addiction treatment in Middle Eastern countries, Europe and the United Kingdom. We know that there’s a direct link between the length of treatment and the drug addicted patients ability to stay…

May 18th, 2011

Research behind Drug Addiction Rehabilitation-Part Two

In our first article “How and why drug addiction rehab works” we touched on the following; –     Drug addiction is an illness, like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. –     Treatment for drug addiction is as effective for all four of the above chronic diseases. That’s good news – REHAB WORKS! –     No single drug…

May 7th, 2011

Scientific Research behind Drug Addiction Rehabilitation-Part One

Drug addiction rehab needs to be customised for each individual, allowing them to face the causes and conditions that originally triggered their substance abuse. It’s important to recognise that the drugs of abuse are only a symptom of underlying problems and until those are adequately addressed and the patient given the tools to find a…

May 6th, 2011

Seeking Drug Addiction Treatment from Overseas in South Africa

South Africa has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for drug addiction treatment and alcohol rehab. As well as superb overall quality of care, South Africa has the added advantage of being able to provide addiction treatment programmes at a fraction of the cost compared to the majority of UK, European and Middle…

April 30th, 2011

Drug Courts – Addiction Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation. Part One

Did you know that most people addicted to alcohol and other drugs have a greatly minimised perception of how severe their problem is and are pressured into drug addiction treatment? Critically, it’s been proven that even people forced into rehabilitation by family, friends, employers, even drug court ordered to attend treatment, can experience a successful…

April 29th, 2011

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