Addiction

The Latest Trends When it Comes to Street Drugs

Posted on June 17, 2014 by super_free

Almost daily there are new drug trends networking in major metropolitan areas across the country. For example “Krokodil” which featured in the poor rural areas of Russia is now infiltrating other countries including South Africa. This drug is a synthetic drug known as Desomorphine which is similar to heroin. The drug is made up of […]

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Detoxification and Nutrition for Opiate Addicts

Posted on May 15, 2014 by super_free

Opiate addicts are often the toughest patients to treat when it comes to rehabilitation. The most important treatment issue for withdrawal is not only treating the disease but treating the individuals underlying causes. Traditional medicine for instance, there are specific protocols to treat various diseases of which the genetic variability’s are not taken into account. […]

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Deadly Designer Drugs Hits the Streets Worldwide

Posted on February 11, 2014 by super_free

Krokodil officially known as Desomorphine is one of those dangerous designer drugs like heroin, and its a a narcotic that rapidly rots flesh. Until recently this lethal drug was confined to Russia and recently has been spreading like a virus round the globe. These designer drugs are a concoction of cooked codeine mixed with other […]

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Drug effects and signs

Posted on July 26, 2013 by freefromaddictionsa

Marijuana Description: Marijuana is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. In a more concentrated, resinous form, it is called hashish, and as a sticky black liquid, hash oil. The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC Forms of the […]

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Phases Of Chemical Dependency Addiction And Recovery

Posted on July 24, 2013 by freefromaddictionsa

Phases Of Chemical Dependency (Addiction) Primary Phase Of Chemical Dependency Using drugs to relieve tension Increase in tolerance Uncomfortable in a situation when they are not high Continued use when others stop Preoccupation with using drug Occasional lapse in memory after heavy use Secret irritation when use of drugs are discussed Crucial Phase Of Chemical Dependency LOSS […]

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Addiction

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Kylee Leathem

My name is Kylee Leathem, and I am an addictions counsellor at Sharp Treatment Center, Johannesburg. I hold an honours degree in clinical and counselling psychology and currently busy with a psychology research masters dissertation in the specific interest area of addiction treatment. To me addiction is a multifaceted disease, one often under disrepute and […]

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Gambling addiction

Posted on March 10, 2013 by Judith Gordon Drake

When gambling stops being a game… The term addiction describes a specific type of relationship between a person and a behaviour that generates a particular sensory reward. It is a relationship qualified by a state of being out-of-control. It is easy to identify the problem in the case of alcohol or drug dependence where the […]

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Co-morbidity – Alcoholism / addiction with psychiatric illness

Posted on February 2, 2013 by Judith Gordon Drake

Introduction It is an age-old riddle that has perplexed us for generations; which came first, the chicken or the egg? (There is definitive scientific evidence that it’s actually the chicken – but that is not important.) In this article I focus on co-morbidity, which is the presence of two conditions which exist in a person […]

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