The Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when heavy drinkers reduce or cease alcohol intake, leading to mental and physical symptoms due to the brain’s adjustment to the absence of alcohol. The severity of symptoms varies based on the duration and intensity of alcohol consumption. Initially, mild symptoms such as anxiety, shaky hands, headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and sweating […]

The Role Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In Alcohol Addiction Treatment In Jhb

Alcohol addiction can often feel like a treacherous storm that never ceases, especially in the buzzing urban life of Johannesburg. You’ve heard stories, seen lives change, or perhaps even felt the weight of it in your or a loved one’s life. But there’s hope in this storm, and it shines through innovative and evidence-based treatments […]

Family Therapy In Addressing High Functioning Alcoholism

Based on David Sheff’s approach, which delves into the depth of familial struggles with addiction, understanding high functioning alcoholism, especially within the context of the workplace, can be both enlightening and daunting. It’s an unseen undercurrent in many professional settings, and its silence is deafening. In South Africa, the business culture is not isolated from […]

The Role Of Peer Support In Addiction Recovery For Families

Navigating the complexities of addiction doesn’t solely impact the individual battling the addiction; it profoundly touches the lives of their families too. It’s a collective journey, and the intertwined emotional, psychological, and even physical effects can be overwhelming. As a holistic practitioner working closely with those affected, I’ve seen the transformative power of peer support […]

The Importance Of Ongoing Monitoring In Addiction Treatment

If you’re familiar with the renowned author and former chain-smoker Allen Carr, you know that his innovative approach to understanding addiction has transformed countless lives. Carr believed that addiction is less about inherent dependency and more about the misconceptions we hold. Drawing from his insights, let’s delve into the significance of ongoing monitoring and evaluation […]

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