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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become!

There is no shame in being or knowing someone with a substance abuse disorder! It's time to let go of the guilt and embarrassment that is felt around having a dependence on a substance.  People who develop substance abuse disorders are not…
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SHARP sponsors Jhb recovery film festival

Film is such an important way of spreading the culture of recovery. Part of the treatment process is educating the client and providing them with a practical experience of what it feel like to live in a culture of recovery. One of the many…
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Knowing when to Stop an Addiction

[su_heading]Knowing when to Stop an addiction[/su_heading] Knowing when to Stop must be one of the hardest things to admit when you are in the process of an addictive behavior whether its substance abuse, gambling, sex addiction or even food.…
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Addicted to Blogging

Addicted to Blogging   My websites davidcollins.co.za and www.sharptreatment.com have become my latest obsession. I feel like im caught up in the matrix and as I type i feel that we can heal a world of addiction I must just slow down…
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Cat Addiction

Cat Addiction was the top search yesterday according to word press so I thought I would put up some fact from wikkipedia... its also a way to draw attention to www.sharptreatment.com and in this new world its about traffick.... This also inst…
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Understanding Drug Abuse a Little Better

When it comes to addiction and understanding how drug abuse works, we have to take a closer look at the actual substances that are used, and how they affect the body. Chemical drugs infiltrate the brains communication system and disrupt the…
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Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Your Child's Development

When an expectant mother has a drug and alcohol addiction and she falls pregnant, then during her pre-natal period it is extremely dangerous for the baby and can result in developmental problems long term. There are many over the counter drugs…

Marijuana Addiction - Is it Really Addictive?

Extensive research has been carried out on the effects of marijuana and and marijuana addiction. Among the finding is that the substance acts on its own brain receptors and that that use it have shown significant lung changes. Contrary to belief…
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Alcohol has Serious Health Concerns for Women - Alcohol addiction

When woman with alcohol addiction face serious challenges with regards to their health and well being. Serious health concerns alcohol has on women include depression, cancer, neurological problems, social issues, psychological problems, as…

Understanding Addiction and How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

Understanding addiction and how it hijacks the brain is critical when it comes to addiction and it will help your recovery process. It takes a lot of strength and courage to admit to an addiction, whether it is gambling, drugs, sex or alcohol.…