Changes Addiction Resources

We've put together a few resources to help you navigate the space between addiction and recovery
Why you need to act fast when someone agrees to go to rehab

Why you need to act fast when someone agrees to go to rehab

When it comes to bringing your loved one to treatment, time is of the essence. To save a life, rehab should be easy to access with as few obstacles as possible. This is the second post in our blog series 20 things you should know about rehabilitative treatment: What...

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Addiction rehab works! Here’s the evidence

Addiction rehab works! Here’s the evidence

One of the most common questions people ask is: Does rehab work? The short answer is yes! It can be a scary time when you or a loved one is lost in substance abuse and addiction [hyperlink to Addiction definition blog]. It is incredibly important that a person in this...

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20 things about drug and alcohol rehab: What works?

20 things about drug and alcohol rehab: What works?

When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab what works? Learn everything you need to know about what constitutes successful substance abuse treatment. Here are 20 things you should know about rehab and what works when it comes to substance dependence treatment, supported...

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Addiction is a brain disease: Explained

Addiction is a brain disease: Explained

Introduction Official definitions of addiction describe it as a brain disease and, importantly, not a choice. It may come as relief to many people who are stuck in the terrifying cycle of addiction that they have a medical condition and are not necessarily weak or bad...

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What causes a relapse? Here are the top 5 relapse triggers

What causes a relapse? Here are the top 5 relapse triggers

Understanding what causes a relapse is essential in maintaining your sobriety because getting clean and sober is the best decision an addict or alcoholic can make. But the unfortunate truth is that relapse is common. Research shows that 40 – 60% of people relapse...

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How many drinks are too many?

How many drinks are too many?

When it comes to booze, people often ask just how much alcohol is too much. In any situation, ‘drinking less is more’. Drinking less is preferable in order to avoid the negative consequences of alcohol as well as to prevent an addiction from developing in the...

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4 scary facts about binge drinking in South Africa

4 scary facts about binge drinking in South Africa

South Africans are heavy drinkers and the country ranks high on the list in terms of alcohol consumption compared to other nations. Binge drinking refers to drinking a high volume of alcohol in a short space of time. Basically, it means getting drunk. Alcohol is the...

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Benefits of substance abuse rehabilitation

Benefits of substance abuse rehabilitation

Anyone who has tried to quit an addiction on their own knows how difficult and daunting the process can be without support, that's why it's important to understand the benefits of substance abuse rehabilitation. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities can give an...

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