Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic?

17 Characteristics That May Indicate That You Are Now an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. The term Adult Children of Alcoholics (also known as ACoA or ACA) refers to individuals, usually over 18 years old, who grew up with at least one parent whose severe, repetitive alcohol abuse disrupted their lives and emotionally influenced them in a way that…

When Does Alcohol Use Turn Into Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol has been socially acceptable in most cultures around the globe for centuries. Although it is mostly used in moderation, the prevailing alcohol usage is still very high and has very harmful consequences for society. Efforts to abolish it have not been successful. It is, however, a substance which is controlled and monitored by authorities…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Help in Cape Town

Recovery Direct is Cape Town’s top addiction treatment facility designed specifically to address the many cases of drug and alcohol substance use disorders. The centre is based in Cape Town and offers an intensive daily treatment programme centred around each patient and is formulated in the context of the problems that have caused them to…

Understanding Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment

Help with alcohol addiction If you are unsure about whether you or someone you care about has developed an alcohol problem requiring treatment, please contact us for a clarifying conversation, either by phone or by appointment. At Recovery Direct you can have a chat with one of our professional therapists about how alcohol affects you…

Am I An Alcoholic?

There is a fine line between alcohol use, abuse and addiction and even in the case of addiction, high-functioning alcoholics appear to have it all together until their alcohol use has serious physical and psychological effects. It’s become ‘normal’ to have that after work glass of wine but the reality is that for many, that one glass has turned into…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

South Africa’s Best Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres Alcohol and drugs are often discussed separately. However, both are mind and body altering substances. The main distinguishing feature of alcohol is that, in contrast to illegal drugs, it is socially acceptable and legal in most countries. However, legal alcohol retail sites are subject to controlled trading…