Ontkenning

Christelle Webb-Joubert praat met verslawingskonsultant en maatskaplike werker Sorika de Swardt oor wat om te doen wanneer ‘n verslaafde in ontkenning leef. (RSG – Geestesgesondheid – Dinsdag 22 Mei 2018)

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ECSTASY

“At a rave party, I saw a guy who had stuffed himself with Ecstasy, repeat for hours: ‘I am an orange, don’t peel me, I am an orange, don’t peel me.’ Another guy thought he was a fly and wouldn’t stop hitting his head against a window.” —Liz “Rave parties are okay, so long as you don’t take Ecstasy. But as […]

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ALCOHOLISM

When I was thirteen, friends would make fun of me if I didn’t have a drink. I just gave in because it was easier to join the crowd.
“I was really unhappy and just drank to escape my life. I went out less and less, so started losing friends. The more lonely I got, the more I drank. I was violent and out of control. I never knew what I was doing. I was ripping my family apart.

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MARIJUANA

Hi Paul….“I started using on a lark, a dare from a best friend who said that I was too chicken to smoke a joint and drink a quart of beer. I was fourteen at that time. After seven years of using and drinking I found myself at the end of the road with addiction. I was no longer using to […]

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About Drug Abuse

The best way to convey the truth about drugs is through the words of those who have “been there.” By telling their stories, they can pass on what they have learned so others avoid going down the same path. Share this information with your friends. Drug education saves lives. “My goal in life wasn’t living…it was getting high. I was […]

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