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…

Can Alcoholic Neuropathy be Cured?

What is alcoholic neuropathy? Neuropathy is a complicated disorder that causes the nerves in our bodies to malfunction. In simple terms, it is called mononeuropathy when it affects only one nerve and polyneuropathy when it affects multiple nerves. Alcoholics often succumb to polyneuropathy, when multiple nerves on both sides of the body are severely damaged…

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

Understanding Alcohol Addiction Alcoholism can be beaten. Find new hope in highly effective and focused alcoholic rehabilitation programmes by Recovery Direct – South Africa. 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…

Am I An Alcoholic? Why 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…