If you understand the fundamental foundation of Step One “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable” you will understand the need for a dedicated support systems. The powerlessness they are referring to in Step One is one of will power, in and around the substance or behaviour a using addict has little to no power over the decision to use. With that […]
Transition from Treatment to Early Recovery Part One Majority of relapses happen within the first few months after leaving rehab, having a solid foundation is one thing, the other is having an understanding of transition. The aftercare process is vital and is being overlooked by many treatment centres. Below we will address some of the important dynamics that people in early recovery will face once they leave rehab. (Please note […]
From Colin’s drug rehabilitation office: Coming out of an addiction and into a new normal happens in phases. We do not simply put the chemicals down and then find ourselves as a central figure in our perception of what normal really looks like. We come out of the fog of war and into a therapeutic environment, but at that point we are not in recovery, we are in treatment.
The ‘Psychology of Addiction’ & Addiction Treatment Are we diseased? Are we confused? Or is the confusion the disease? Addiction Psychology aims to help you understand the haunting “Why” behind the reason that you are looking at this website! Why do some people get addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, food etc and others don’t? Theories abound within the various disciplines of the scientific and the medical world and yet the […]
Dr SwanepoelPsychiatrist (M.B.Ch.B, M.Med. Psych.) read more Colin GarnettCo-founder & Clinical Director (B.A. Th.; Reg. Clinical Supervisor) read more Kayla GousCounsellor | BAHons Psychology read more Helen SchafferRegistered Social Worker | Psychotherapist read more Eric RoetsProgramme Manager; Addictions Counsellor (B.Th. CAS) read more Deanna GarnettCo-founder & Managing Director (B.A. LLB) read more Dr BothaGeneral Practitioner (M.B.Ch.B, DMH) read more John StewartSenior Addictions Counsellor (BAPSA) read more Megan RoetsAdministration and Accounts […]