June 2014

First step – detox
Most addicts don’t enter a rehabilitation facility sober. Many come in after a binge - either because they weren’t planning

It is most heartbreaking to watch a loved one succumbing to alcohol and drug addiction. For the family and close friends, it is an experience full of hurt, anger, shame, guilt and fear.

I asked our counsellors to draw upon their vast experience in treating addicts and alcoholics and list the most common traits. These may be categorized as the typical traits of an “addictive personality”.

Addiction is a ‘disease’ that affects all aspects of the addict’s life:

Hope Trust has treated about 50 addicts from Sultanate of Oman. Our observations about these persons: