0861 THEBEMED [email protected]

0861 THEBEMED

Thebemed Logo

Accessible Care . Affordable Prices

Thebemed Wellness Cafe’

Hooked on the Rush

May 18, 2017 | Blog

Thebemed Wellness Cafe’

Are You Hooked on the Rush!

Prescription drugs. Social media. Alcohol. Crack. Tik. Khat. Compulsive shopping. Gambling. Technology. Sex. Eating. Sugar. Steroids. Computer games.

The word addiction can evoke images of down-and-out folk, people not anything like you, right? Yet the stressful world we live in has brought addition onto our doorstep, and often into our homes.

No matter what the person’s age, gender, financial situation, job status, upbringing, spiritual beliefs, social standing, might be, addictions can affect anyone.

Addiction is a destructive disease, frequently accompanied by the symptom of denial; and that’s where family, friends and community are needed to support the person in their journey of healing. With dedication, recovery is possible.

In this edition we explore addictions and the role every person has in preventing and helping people heal from this disease.

If you would like to talk to one of our expert counselors about addiction call 08002BWELL (0800229355). Remember there is no fee for any of the sessions with our counsellors.

Please call our helpline to set up a free session with one of our skilled counsellors on  08002BWELL (0800229355)

Latest Posts

HIV/Aids: How we are winning against this disease

HIV/Aids: How we are winning against this disease

We’ve come a long way since HIV/Aids first showed up in South Africa in 1982. Unfortunately, due to a complex political history, we only really started addressing the problem in the mid-90s when South Africa already had the largest population of HIV-positive people in the world.

Are you degrading women, without realising it?

Are you degrading women, without realising it?

Those 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 8 August 1956, protesting against apartheid, knew this to be true. Thanks to them, and countless other voices, we now live in a world where there is more equality and freedom than 50 years ago. Thanks to these women who understood the power of their voice, and the power of their words.

Tips for a kinder festive season

Tips for a kinder festive season

It’s been a stressful year. In fact, it’s been a stressful two years! As we head into the holiday season, it’s important to take the time to not only reflect on a turbulent 2021, but also to focus on finding ways to slow down. Christmas decorations, shopping madness, carols on repeat, and general end-of-year craziness, can take their toll, often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

An attack on the vulnerable is an attack on the social heart of us all

An attack on the vulnerable is an attack on the social heart of us all

When violence is perpetrated against our mothers, sisters, wives and children, the whole of society suffers.
Act to seek out such suffering – it may be hiding in that very women or child in front of you. Fear and pain are hidden within victims of violence. They often tend to remain silent about their shame, pain and fear.

You May Also Like:

Tips for a kinder festive season

Tips for a kinder festive season

It’s been a stressful year. In fact, it’s been a stressful two years! As we head into the holiday season, it’s important to take the time to not only reflect on a turbulent 2021, but also to focus on finding ways to slow down. Christmas decorations, shopping madness, carols on repeat, and general end-of-year craziness, can take their toll, often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

read more