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  • 03/05/2018 - The Way Recovery
    What Is Addiction? Questions & Answers

    People don't plan to get addicted to drugs, but when they first take a drug, they might like how it makes them feel. They believe they can control how much and how often they take the drug. However, drugs can change the brain. Those who used drugs in the beginning to feel good, now may need to take drugs just to feel normal.

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  • 16/04/2018 - The Way Recovery
    ​The greatest enemy of recovery – co-dependency and enabling

    There is a common saying in the recovery circles, which states that less than 2% of addicts recover. Whether this is true statistics, is hard to determine. But I personally think that it is very close.

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  • 04/04/2018 - The Way Recovery
    RAT PARK ADDICTION THEORY

    Drug addiction comes from a physical dependency, right? Nope. There is a catch. Almost everything we think we know about addiction is wrong. If you, for example, break your hip, you’ll be taken to a hospital, and you’ll be given loads of diamorphine for weeks or even months. Diamorphine is heroin. It’s in fact much stronger heroin than any addict can get on the street, because it’s not contaminated by all the stuff drug dealers dilute it with. There are people near you being given loads of deluxe heroin in hospitals right now. So at least some of them should become addicts. But this has been closely studied. It doesn’t happen. Your grandmother wasn’t turned into a junkie by her hip replacement. Why is that? Our current theory of addiction comes in part from a series of experiments that were carried out earlier in the twentieth century.

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  • 23/03/2018 - The Way Recovery
    The Way Recovery Insights On The Drug Abuse Stats in South Africa

    Drug Abuse remains a growing problem in South Africa with 7.06% of our population abusing narcotics of some kind. One in every 14 people are regular users adding up to a total of 3.74 million people (taken as a percentage of the population as of 2013).

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  • 20/03/2018 - The Way Recovery
    What does Co-Occurring Disorders mean?

    Co-occurring disorders refers to co-occurring substance use (abuse or dependence) and mental disorders. Clients said to have co-occurring disorders have one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental disorders. A diagnosis of co-occurring disorders (COD) occurs when at least one disorder of each type can be established independent of the other and is not simply a cluster of symptoms resulting from the one disorder.

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  • 14/03/2018
    ​The Way Recovery Matrix Model

    Our Matrix model is anchored around a 12 step approach which is carefully intertwined to ensure diverse treatment needs and responses are all catered for.

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  • 14/03/2018 - The Way Recovery
    ​What is Process and Behavioral Addiction?

    The concept of addiction, or dependence, originated in the field of substance abuse, particularly the abuse of alcohol, opiates and cocaine (Courtwright, 1982; Dickson, Derevenksy & Gupta, 2002; Musto, 1973). Substance addictions are usually thought of as a perceived loss of control (Room, 2003, pp. 225 & 228), caused either by qualities of the addictive substance itself, or by some psychological desire or craving the substance inspires or takes advantage of.

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