Debunking addiction myths and sharing recovery methods | #RTT on YMornings
Written by Botlhale Satsha on 5th Feb 2020
With adulthood stresses constantly looming, a percentage of young individuals get into the habit of using alcohol and/or substances as an outlet and this sometimes leads to addiction.
#YMornings’ Dj Ankletap tackled the topic of addiction and debunked the myths around it alongside Mbali Ndhlovu and Alexa Daniela – who shared their journeys as recovering addicts on the #RTT (Round Table Talk).
“By the time I had committed, I knew my reasons.”
– Ndhlovu explains how she remains focussed on her road to recovery.
Addiction, just like anxiety, is defined as a brain disorder/ disease that manifests itself by compulsive substance abuse despite harmful consequences.
“Your moral compass is off.”
– Alexa Daniela explains how addicts would go to all lengths to feed the addiction.
Ankletap shared that when dealing with an addict, the following 3 Cs should be remembered – I didn’t Cause It, I can’t Cure it and I can’t Control It.
Tweeps also shared their personal experiences:
And my family doesn't understand. I have no support system, I am out cos I.appealed my case, but everyday is hard as I am not trusted.. my family has a What's app group and they say all sorts of bad things like I should stay in prison.. I really need.someone that understands
— Xolile Mnisi (@TopTraderAfrica) February 4, 2020
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