In early 2008, CEO of the Harmony Substance Abuse Foundation, Steven Thomson, conceived a treatment model for addictions that would uniquely and effectively address South Africa’s current addiction epidemic. With the world’s highest occurrence of foetal alcohol syndrome and the dramatic flood of illegal substances onto the black market since South Africa opened her borders […]
About Nicholas McDiarmid
“Alcohol abuse alone costs South Africa R9 Billion annually and this, and addictions in general, are problems that many Human Resource (HR) professionals find hard to identify or provide clear intervention strategies for.” Says Nicholas McDiarmid of Harmony Addictions Clinic, “We need to address the impact of addictions in the workplace, including on productivity and […]
In his latest book, America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life [Simon & Schuster], author Benoit Denizet-Lewis poignantly describes a moment in his life with which so many of us are familiar: the moment when, despite our greatest our efforts to ignore it, justify it or drown it, we have to face our […]
When is it Addiction? Could your couple of drinks in the evening be a problem? When does smoking a ‘zol’ or taking a drug – be it cocaine, tik, or even a seemingly harmless tranquilliser – become an issue? Gillian Warren-Brown looks at addiction and when it’s time to get help.