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Managing Heroin Withdrawal – What You Can Expect

The first steps on the long road to recovery are the hardest to take; you’ve committed to rehabilitation, and it’s time to stop using heroin. But stopping any drug takes a great deal of willpower, strength, and support. Especially when you start going through heroin withdrawals, which come with symptoms and need for a detox. Symptoms of heroin withdrawal can range in strength and severity, and because of this, it’s […]

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The Battle Against Tik – How addictive is Tik really?

All drugs are addictive by nature, but some are certainly more addictive than others. And while all forms of substance addiction should be avoided at all costs, it’s not unfounded to warn potential users of which drugs are most addictive and the effects of their use. Tik, or crystal meth as it’s otherwise known, is one of these alarmingly dangerous drugs. One of the most widely reported substances abused in […]

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The effects cocaine has on the body

How does Cocaine Affect the Body To really understand the gravity of cocaine addiction, we have to get real about its effects on the body. All drugs wreak havoc on an addict, but the long term effects, even after you’ve stopped using, can be truly devastating. No matter how many times you dabble in cocaine, it’s going to have an adverse effect on your body. Even the shortest-lived high on […]

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How to help someone going through depression

Depression is a debilitating mental illness, one that doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as it should, especially here in South Africa. When a friend or loved one suffers from depression, it’s natural to want to help them, even if the prospect is a touch daunting. Depression is a complex issue, and there’s no simple cure to it as much as we wish there was one. Simply telling someone it’s […]

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A Guide on How to Deal With a Tik Addict

Tik is renowned as one of the most addictive drugs in South Africa, an ‘upper’ drug that induces intense but short-lived euphoria, confidence and paranoia. Officially known as Crystal Meth, it’s an extremely addictive substance that hooks its victims more often than not from the first hit, making it extremely dangerous. The mind-altering and addictive nature of any drug make dealing with an addict a monstrously difficult task. If you’re […]

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Colin Garnett’s Journey to Recovery

Hi, I’m Colin. I sat in a Group Therapy Session in a Private Sector Treatment Clinic in 1989, sent there by a Crown Court Judge because prison no longer worked as a punishment, and as I experienced that clinic, from somewhere deep inside of me, I knew. I regularly watched how the Clinical Director ran his team, how he handled individual addicts and alcoholics, how he ran his group sessions […]

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Bethesda 4 Recovery Icon Set

Bethesda Icons We have added a new icon set to our website and felt that we would help other rehab centers around the world, support more people. The below icon set is copyright free you are welcome to use them. We have made two versions of our new icon set, a white background and a transparent background. both of the files are flat PNG format. Download Click on one of […]

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Personal Time

Our primary goal at Bethesda Drug Rehab is to steer clients and families through their chaos and pain, to a place of freedom, reconciliation and joy. Our team and our program is specifically geared towards ‘relentless but sensitive therapy’. We believe that we have to dis-empower the dynamics of the addiction in order to empower our clients with the motivation and confidence to take personal responsibility for their life and growth. […]

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Family Focus

MEETING THE FAMILY NEEDS From point of admission, clients are steered towards taking responsibility for the relational damages behind them and the financial chaos brought on by their addictive lifestyle. We assist each client to recognize the need for building an Amends Programme into their recovery plan. This includes what has to be a mutually agreeable, realistic, financial reimbursement outline for treatment expenses incurred by the family.   Marriages are […]

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Meeting Family Needs

Early Recovery Conflict Management The journey between active destructive addiction, expensive clinical treatment, early recovery and consistent social stability, is fraught with Family and Relationship Conflict. It’s the one guarantee that very few programmes warn you about or prepare you for. An integral component of the treatment programme at Bethesda Recovery, a Drug Rehab Centre in South Africa, is our practical and understandable ‘Conflict Awareness, Management, Resolution & Change’ seminars. Our aim […]

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How To Help A Drug Addict

How To Help a Drug Addict | Intervention: The goal of an intervention is to get the chemically dependent individual to accept the need for help now. Three key facets need to be considered as a means of creating as successful an intervention as possible: Dynamic Factors: The abuse of loved ones, the possible removal of all help and support, the possibility of the loss of a job, the possibility of […]

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Treatment Of Drug Addiction

In the search for addiction treatment you may find a wide variety of treatment approaches, and several definitions of what actually constitutes (a) an addiction and therefore (b) a relevant treatment. One model is the Behaviour Modification Model. According to Wikipedia ‘The first use of the term behavior modification appears to have been by Edward Thorndike in 1911. Through early research in the 1940s and the 1950s the term was used […]

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