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Compliance VS Surrender

There are a few ways we can talk about the battle of compliance versus surrender. The first part relates to clients in treatment. Some people believe that because they say the right things and do “what’s required” of them in treatment that they are working the program. We find that these people never actually change their behavior and nearing the end of their treatment they begin to act the same […]

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Surviving the Silly Season

As we fast approach the season of holidays and Christmas time, many people in recovery start to feel the anxiety. A lot of spare time, family reunions, alcohol is usually involved and financial pressure 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 few key points we can look at. Being accountable / […]

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Outgrowing Early Recovery

How to outgrow early recovery  I’m taken back into those first few months of early recovery, some fond memories, some hard battles. Some lost and some won, one thing was certain from the start, recovery needed to be more than just not using. I wanted a new life, I’ve so often heard people say, ‘I want my life to go back to normal’ the way it was before I started […]

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Cocaine Rehabilitation

Cocaine Rehabilitation Centre Cocaine Rehabilitation is a challenging process. The psychological addiction with 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. The challenge we face at Bethesda is trying to see why people don’t feel confident and self assured without the drug and from there we have a starting point for change. […]

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Transition from Treatment to Early Recovery

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 […]

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Do and Dont’s for Early Recovery

Do’s and Don’ts: Early Recovery DO – Ask for help from people you trust In Early Recovery this is probably the single most important piece of advice for someone who continues to struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. The reason such a person is struggling is because they are dealing with a problem all by themselves, and they are constantly battling with the fact that they cannot overcome their problem […]

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Relapse and what to look out for

Relapse can and does happen. Relapse is more than just using alcohol or drugs.  It is the progressive process of becoming so dysfunctional in recovery that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seems like a reasonable choice. The relapse process is a lot like knocking over a line of dominoes.  The first domino hits the second, which hits the third, and soon a progressive chain reaction has started.  The sequence of […]

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Forgiveness-Letting go of grudges and bitterness

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward. By Mayo Clinic staff Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. Perhaps your mother criticized your parenting skills, your colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness […]

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Culture Of Addiction

The addict, regardless of drug of choice, is a chameleon. Ask the addict for a self-explanation (life story), and the story goes through a kaleidoscope of changes depending on who’s listening. Autobiographical accounts contain retrospective explanations and justifications that may have little to do with the person-drug relationship. The addict described by family members will never be the person described by others. Probation officers describe the addict from behind the criminality of […]

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Emotions during addiction recovery

Happy, sad, grumpy, excited, nervous, giddy – these are all things we feel at one time or another and none of them are forever.  Despite the fact that emotions are transitory, we have this sense that they are permanent conditions and we end up spending a lot of time in variations on a negative, either: Feeling like we are stuck and that we won’t be able to ever get out […]

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How to Choose a Rehab in South Africa?

What makes Bethesda more than just a rehab? Bethesda as an addiction rehabilitation centre is right up there with the best treatment centres in the country. The setting being Plettenberg Bay South Africa doesn’t take away from its appeal. Tucked away on the border of the Eastern Cape lies this quaint but spectacular town. Bethesda Addiction Rehabilitation Center has been running for over 10 years and has been leading the […]

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Step 4, the most powerful tool ?

In the 1935 a fellowship was born. Alcoholic Anonymous started when one alcoholic named Bill W spoke to another alcoholic instead of going into a bar and drinking. They found that if two alcoholics had the genuine desire to stop drinking, speaking about their experiences and relating to each other was sufficient to stay sober for another day. The 12 steps was also born though these interactions. The first 100 […]

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