Family Workshops; 2 reasons why its essential for recovery

Family workshops; in light of creating sustainable recovery with Solace Addiction is a family illness. We may have treated the addict, but at times, we have sent them back to relapse. It’s because the addict is a result of his/her environment. If the family is sick, even a recovering addict will not be strong enough to resist the disease at home. In other words, the family has to heal for a full resolution of the addiction. If it does not, it is advisable for addicts to seek shelter away from the family. Recovery depends on a healthy and supportive family…

Breaking Down Alcohol Addiction

Living with an alcoholic.  We know how it feels like to lose a loved one to alcohol. To see a loved one lose their identity and themselves to intoxication day by day.Handling an alcoholic, especially from your immediate family, can be an emotionally and physically exhausting journey. You will need external support to bring your loved one back onto the path of normalcy, where they don’t feel the need for intoxication to survive. Understanding alcohol addiction is great for recovery. Why is my loved one an alcoholic? Normally, people reach for a drink to relax, celebrate, to forget their bad day…

Drug Addiction

Living with a drug addict.  We know how it feels like to lose a loved one to drug addiction. To see a loved one lose their identity and themselves to intoxication day by day. Handling an addict, especially from your immediate family, can be an emotionally and physically exhausting journey. You will need external support to bring your loved one back onto the path of normalcy, where they don’t feel the need for intoxication to survive. What’s the problem with drug addiction? The problem with drug addiction is that it leaves the addict consigned to a life of drugging. What’s more,…

Addiction among teens; breaking down facts

Addiction among teens is a rampant and pertinent issue in many regions around the world. According to the NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health), 138,000 people between the ages of 13 and 17 were treated at a specialised facility in 2010. Research also suggests that in the same year, 1.7million people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old, used illicit drugs for the first time. This is equivalent to over 8,100 new drug users daily throughout the year. This makes the issue of teenage addiction, a tragically wasteful one if unattended because rates of drug use…

Addiction in the Middle East

Addiction in the Middle East is a sensitive topic, just as it is in various demographics around the world. There are various physical, mental, social and spiritual stigmas around the discourse, leading to various levels of ignorance and unawareness, which is a global pattern witnessed in diverse forms. The rise in substance addiction is fuelled by many different reasons and channels including underworld distribution networks, over-the-counter-prescription abuse, entertainment and personal leisurely indulgences. These reasons and factors (amongst others) have created a form of supply and demand ecosystem, drawing more individuals into this toxic cycle.  The condition in the Middle East…

4 stages of drug addiction; a MUST read

Addiction in general Drug addiction in general is a subject of social taboo in many parts of the world including the Middle East. This situation makes it challenging for those enduring any form of drug addiction, to seek treatment and social support. In conservative societies, addiction is frowned upon as moral weakness and lack of spiritual willpower; very commonly related to religious breakdowns.  The fundamental truth is, addiction is a chronic disease of the midbrain and involves altered chemical reactions within the physiology. Addiction is a disease like cancer and diabetes, just involving different organs, hormones, chemicals and administrations. It…

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