Drug and Alcohol Addiction Self test

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Self test

Our online addiction self-test can you decide if you’ve developed an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Because addiction affects our brains’ reward, memory and motivation circuits, this can render us incapable of recognising our own addiction. If...
What happens to babies exposed to psychedelics?

What happens to babies exposed to psychedelics?

What are psychedelics and how common are they in SA? Psychedelics, which are also called hallucinogens, are a group of drugs that “alter a person’s awareness of their surroundings as well as their own thoughts and feelings”, according to the National Institute on Drug...
Long-term Addiction Treatment: 3 Critical Pros and Cons

Long-term Addiction Treatment: 3 Critical Pros and Cons

It is an accepted fact that long-term addiction treatment dramatically increases the likelihood of achieving lasting recovery in those with severe substance dependencies. However, there are many factors that can influence whether or not you ultimately choose this...
5 Reasons Why It Is So Difficult to Break an Addiction

5 Reasons Why It Is So Difficult to Break an Addiction

It is no secret that it is a tough battle to break an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but the real reasons behind this difficulty are not well understood by most people. These include physical changes to the brain, having to learn an overwhelming amount of new life...
10 Tips to Stay Sober This Festive Season

10 Tips to Stay Sober This Festive Season

Have you recently quit drinking or using? Here are 10 powerful tips to stay sober during the trigger-heavy silly season. December and the festive season can be a particularly dangerous time for people in recovery – especially if you are newly clean and sober. Stressed...
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Self test

Does Discovery Cover Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation?

Yes, Discovery covers 21 days of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, and 3 days of detox, per year. The year runs from January to January. Discovery has a vested interest in keeping its medical aid members healthy. Addiction is an overwhelming struggle for both the...