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CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP Survive ADDICTION?

AICOHOL. Drugs. Gambling. Pornography. Technology. Some addicts may joke about their ‘vice’ but for the ones who love them, it’s far from funny. Especially when you consider that one out of every five adults South Africans abuses substances like alcohol, dagga and painkillers, and around two and a half million are at risk of becoming or are problem gamblers.

There’s no doubt that addiction in any of its forms can take a huge toll on relationships. While sex and technology addictions may grab headlines, the most common dependency issues impacting couples and families are substance abuse and gambling,

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