Afrikaans English
Addiction
Important!
If a person suspects that he or she or a loved one has an addiction, it is important to remember that the condition is treatable and call a professional as soon as possible.

GENERAL

Addiction (also eating disorders)

The high demands and pressures of our society, as well as a lack of healthy coping skills, can make women vulnerable to different types of addictions.

ALCOHOLISM

Alcoholism among women

Alcoholism among women is on the rise. Read more about this at:

  1. Alcoholism-in-women

According to Psychology Today are the five main reasons why moms overuse alcohol:

  1. stress and anxiety
  2. romantic relationships
  3. pressure from friends and family
  4. a traumatic experience
  5. boredom

Read more about this on our page addiction (At eating disorders).

EMERGENCY MEASURES

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health problems, we suggest the following options:
  1. call your GP (if available);
  2. go to your nearest hospital emergency room;
  3. call one of the following emergency numbers: SADAG (the South African Depression and Anxiety Group) 24-hour helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or suicide crisis line: 0800 567 567; or
  4. contact Wie is ek?