So often we hear people saying “But why don’t they trust me? I’ve been clean for a few months now, I’ve done 3 months of rehab, surely, they should trust me already.” Firstly, I think we need to look at what a relationship looks like with an addict before we start expecting anything from anyone. If we take a moment and reverse our roles, we might start to see things […]
There are a few “suggestions” for people in early recovery. I say suggestions in the same way that it’s a suggestion to pull the cord on a parachute when you jump out of a plane. The first thing to realise is that recovery has to come first. Recovery, recovery, and more recovery. So, the question is how we keep recovery at the forefront of our lives when there is so […]
As we fast approach the holiday season and Christmas time, many people in recovery start to feel the anxiety. They have a lot of spare time, they have to attend family reunions where alcohol is usually involved, and financial pressure rears its head. These are a few of the stresses that come with this time of year. So the question is: HOW DO WE SURVIVE SILLY SEASON? There are a […]
Imagine it, a world with no addiction – a world where you can roll up your sleeve, take an injection and not feel compelled to use a particular substance. This is what scientists have been working on for years. Gone are the days when vaccines were just for a handful of childhood diseases. Now researchers are trying to develop new vaccines for different kinds of addictions, heroin, cocaine and even nicotine for people who have tried and failed to quit smoking. and help them live longer.
This post written by Anne Meadows Spirituality’s Role in Addiction Recovery Addiction treatment programs focus very much on the biological and scientific explanations behind addiction and proven protocols for how to fix them. PET scans show how dopamine – a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward – has large and fast increases in response to drugs and alcohol that mimic those increases seen when people experience pleasure. Dopamine induced by substances, […]
Cocaine Rehabilitation Centre Cocaine Rehabilitation is a challenging process. The psychological addiction to Cocaine is very powerful, the user has a deep relationship with the drug because of the “pay off”. People often seem confident and powerful when using cocaine. This also makes cocaine a drug that’s prominent in all walks of life, from the dealer on the streets to the on-the-go marketers looking to sell, sell, sell! The challenge we […]
Bethesda’s Home in Plettenberg Bay From the outset, it has to be emphasised that the entire team at Bethesda Addictions Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre has your freedom from addiction and your growth into recovery at the very heart of our aims and objectives for you. We would not lose one minute’s sleep if all you did was arrive at Bethesda and bury your head into the assignments and the counselling […]
Bethesda Drug Rehabilitation Centre COVID-19 Prepared We are prepared & ready to service your needs. During this trying time, Bethesda is functional as usual, providing our clients with all requisite safety measures, and the stability & reassurance of our normal treatment programme and addiction professionals. COVID-19 Preparations Bethesda’s 2020 Vision Our vision for client and family satisfaction moving forward. As we enter into the 2020s and look back over 15-years […]