Alcohol Addiction is a serious thing

Alcohol Addiction

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction: How First Step Outpatient Rehab Can Help Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, is a chronic and complex disease characterized by the compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcohol, despite negative consequences. It involves a strong craving for alcohol, loss of control over one’s drinking, and withdrawal symptoms when

Taking Life On Life’s Terms

One of our Recovering Patients discusses Her Life (name withheld for privacy purposes) When it comes to life, I embrace the twists and turns that come my way. I have to accept what life throws at me, whatever it is. Life can be unpredictable and I try to learn to take it as it comes.

Thank you again for everything you have done for me.

Thank You First Step

Dear First Step Outpatient Centre, I am writing this letter to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and your team for the exceptional care and support that you provided to me during my time of need. As a working mother battling with prescription drugs alcohol and cocaine, I know that without your guidance and help,

Breaking through Denial – Our Story

Denial is the inability to accept our circumstances

Fair or not. Acceptance is not only vital toward the finding and understanding of a situation, but it is also invaluable when towards the pursuit of understanding reality and planning for the future (while also enacting change).

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Carrie’s Recovery Story

I have found this so difficult to write. But here is my recovery story:

First, the man takes a drink; Then the drink takes a drink; Then the drink takes the man.

I remember packing my bags with intermittent gulps of pills on 03 April 2018, thinking I would go to Houghton House for a few weeks to “get fixed”

The road to recovery is not easy

Recovery is not an Easy Road

Andrew’s Road to Recovery Story

My name is Andrew, I am 30 years old and I am an addict and an alcoholic. Growing up I always had an addictive nature so when I started drinking at 9 and using drugs at 14 it was with no surprise with hindsight that I became addicted. Drugs and alcohol quickly took over my life and became my focus and priority over everything else.

Recovery Process is hard

The Recovery Process Works

The Cochise Jones Recovery Story 

My slow journey on this path towards my recovery started when I was a mere early teen, curious about life and absorbing everything around me, yet I was naïve of the problems plaguing the lives of those closest to me.

The wonderfulness of finally being sober.

Being Sober Positivity!

5 Awesome positives that come with being sober

There is a large list of sober benefits that can come with quiting alcohol, regardless of your reasons for quitting drinking (any reason is a good cause in our eyes).

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Dayle’s Success Story

I’m a mother,  daughter and sister I am also an addict. I recently celebrated my two-year milestone in recovery let me first say that the last two years have brought with it more emotions, connections, laughter and smiles more tears, acceptance and forgiveness of myself and others than I’ve ever experienced in my life.  I hope

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I never saw drinking as a problem

Growing up in KZN and had a childhood where I did not want for anything materially. My father was an alcoholic and although intellectually, I knew this, I did not really understand what that meant. But seeing the unhappiness this brought my mother, I swore I would never be like him. My father was, and

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