Category Archives: Addictions

Drug Addiction

How does drug abuse and addiction affect society in South Africa?

Drug abuse and addiction are major issues in South Africa that affect individuals, families, and communities across the country. The abuse of drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamines, and opioids has increased in recent years, leading to a rise in crime, poverty, and health issues. It is important for society to recognize the serious nature of […]

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Addiction Treatment and Recovery – What’s a Day like in a Drug or Alcohol Rehab Centre?

The stigma around rehabilitation for drug addiction often gets in the way of addicts even looking into the treatment options available to them, let alone admitting themselves to a Rehab in South Africa. It’s only normal to fear the unknown, but it’s by providing a window into rehabilitation that we can normalize it, encouraging more […]

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What Makes a Good Rehabilitation Centre – Finding the Recovery Program for You

The complex nature of addiction is a significant contributor to how difficult it can be to treat. Addiction and the circumstances that led to it are unique from one victim to the next, and that means that more often than not, the approach to rehabilitation should be equally unique and tailored to each patient. It’s […]

The Link Between Between Alcohol Addiction And Violence

The link between Between Alcohol addiction and Violence

There’s an undeniable link between alcoholism and violence, whether it’s in relation to crime, domestic violence, or road accidents. With the sale of alcohol largely unregulated, individuals with a past record of violence can easily purchase and consume alcohol, a substance renowned for impending judgement and encouraging volatile behaviour. Even well-mannered and otherwise non-violent individuals […]

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Drug Addiction in The Cape and the Booming Drug Trade – As Easy as Ordering-In

Drug addiction South Africa has always been of serious concern, and yet, alarmingly, recent studies have found illicit drug use, and the rampant crime to come with it, to be on a steady rise.  With these new alarming figures in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most frequently abused substances in South […]


Alcoholism and Relapse on the Rise in South Africa – The Effects of Isolation

The lockdown and social distancing have been incredibly difficult to many, and even more so for those living alone, both with and without preexisting conditions. Isolated from the rest of the world, often without employment or a stable support system, alcoholics and even recovering alcoholics will turn to alcohol to escape the pain of lockdown […]

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