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This Is Your Brain On Neuroscience

By Zachary Siegel 07/05/15 Addiction science and neuroscience will make your head spin. It’s not brain surgery Shutterstock It’s the age of what people are calling the “neuro-disciplines.” It all began with a now well-known branch of medicine called neurology, the study of the nervous system, whose first registered usewas in 1681. The Ancient Greek prefix has since attached to, well, just about every discipline under the sun: neurolaw, neuroengineering, […]

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Cross Addiction

If you understand the fundamentals of addiction, you’ll understand that it was never about the drugs or alcohol or other self-destructive behaviours. What characterizes addiction is the obsessive and compulsive nature of the behaviour and also what happens when we do act out on that behaviour. We start a process that is exclusive to our condition, POWERLESSNESS. Powerlessness means that we lose control and our lives become unmanageable. Unmanageability can […]

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Step Six

‘We were entirely ready to have God removes these defects of character’ Step four and five prepare the field for step six. If we have not done a thorough step four and five then step six becomes useless. What we get from step four is a list of our character defects. Hopefully from there we will understand that our behaviour stems from our character defects, directly. My experience with step […]

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Step Five

“We admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs” For step five to be effective we must have, without reservation put all our honesty into step four. The key words in step four are searching and fearless. Step four has called for us to face ourselves with courage and truth. Addressing shame, guilt and resentment on this level requires a depth of […]

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New Relationships

Through our using we came to believe falsely that we were self-sufficient; that we didn’t need anyone else, we couldn’t stand anyone else as long as we had our drugs.  Through this thinking, our interpersonal skills and abilities to communicate with others were put on hold and very possibly damaged.  We were not designed to live in isolation, yet this is where addiction takes each one of us.  Coming into […]

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Step Two

12 Step Program: Step 2 ‘we came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” The ‪spiritual ‪‎principal of step two is ‪‎Hope. Looking back on Step One briefly, we will see that we have admitted, accepted and understood that we cannot use drugs successfully and because of that our lives have become unmanageable. It leaves us in a dark and rather hopeless place of, what now? This is […]

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Step One

Step One ‘We ‪‎admitted‬ we were ‪powerless‬ over our addiction and that our lives had become ‪unmanageable‬‘. As an addict I HAVE to come to terms with the word powerlessness. One of my main character ‪‎defects‬ is the need to control. I needed to control my feelings, my environment, my peers and even other peoples’ perceptions about me. This proved to be a tiresome act, because in reality I have […]

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God and Recovery

If you choose to follow a 12 step program or any program with substance, you are going to have to come to terms with the fact that you are not in control. Step One if fully accepted, lived and understood should leave you in a dark corner. Okay, so I’m not in control of my addiction. My obsessiveness and compulsion to use is larger and more powerful than I am. […]

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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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Behavioral Models

Psychological Models: A lot of people seem to conclude that their loved ones need a psychiatrist and/or clinical psychologist in order to have their addicted loved counselled back to normality. We respectfully disagree. So what is the difference between Addiction Counseling and Clinical Psychology? Traditionally, the main difference between counseling and clinical psychology is down to their perspectives and training. Bethesda Rehabilitation Centre fully understands the essential need for addressing psychological issues, […]

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