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Kick the Habit by Surfing!

Hey just wanted to post a good news story about addiction i found while browsing.

In South Africa one adiction treatment program teaches people to surf as a way to reward them and find ways to enjoy life without drugs.

Sounds pretty cool … full story below:

Former South African addict helps others kick the habit – by surfing

Cape Town, South Africa – They’ve ridden the high and lows of addiction and now a group of recovering addicts is learning to surf the waves as an unlikely part of their rehabilitation program.

Patients at the respected Tabankulu Recovery Center in Cape Town are encouraged to take up the sport to help wean them off their various addictions and personal problems.

Once a week the assortment of people struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, bulimia, and other troubles pick up their boards and learn to surf in the waters around South Africa’s “Mother City.”