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Drug addiction involves compulsively seeking to use a substance, regardless of the potentially negative social, psychological, and physical effects. At Recovery Direct we offer the following services:
“According to South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use, in the Northern Cape, 36% of patients admitted to rehabilitation and treatment centres for substance abuse were aged between 10 and 19,” said Shamos.
The issues ia that drug and alcohol abuse eats away at people’s lives, families, resources and their ability to cope.
“Most of us use drugs every day – caffeine, nicotine, alcohol,”. “Ours is a drug-taking society and more people are abusing drugs today than in any other time in history”. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a useful therapy strategy since it may be used to treat a variety of addictions, including but not restricted to food, alcohol, and prescription medication addictions.
The topic of addiction and addictive behaviors was the subject of substantial academic research throughout the 20th century. The two primary addiction models that have emerged as a result of this research yet are opposed with one another on many levels. That being said, many new emerging theories are moving us closer to finding a happy medium that is becoming more adaptive and accepting to each individuals needs and belief systems.
The classic example would be a moralistic approach to addiction treatment might promote abstinence from all substances, wheras a psycotherapist may see no harm in medication proven to alleviate symtoms on a short term basis.
The moral model (such as 12 step based recovery) and the "disease" or "evidence based" model (using psychotherapy or "talk therapy" as the primary meduim for recovery) the two models that have over the last decade begun to meet on the grounds of understanding in the power of belief systems in human beings and the role that trauma plays in the greater recovery process. While the two models are distinctly different in many ways people wanting to get help with addictions will tend to follow aspects of both mediums that resonate most with themselves.
Individual counselling for drug addictions has proven to be one of the most effective ways to combat addictions and for clients to sustain their lasting sobriety and meaningful personal growth. Many people think that substances are the core of the addiction problem. However, substances are very often a temporary solution or coping mechanism used by the person to cope with deeper issues that exist in their emotional wellbeing. These emotional layers form over time and may need to be addressed through more focused talk therapy or addiction counselling.