Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Brain, Physiological

We all need love. From our first breath to our last, we need to both give and receive love and affection. Sadly, all too often, instead of affection, what is experienced is rejection. Understanding the Pain of Rejection Rejection, the feeling of being pushed away or excluded from a person or group of people you…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

Dealing with alcoholics can be tricky. Alcoholism is a terrible disease that wreaks havoc on the alcoholic, and, sadly, it can wreak havoc on family and friends as well. If someone you love is an alcoholic, you likely can think of nothing you would not give to free that person of their addiction. You may…

No one decides to become an addict. While it is true that a person may decide to engage in substance abuse, it is when that initial choice is followed by addictive consequences that true addiction occurs. Thus, addiction is a disease with both physical and psychological components.   Defining Addiction The American Society of Addiction…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological

Families who are dealing with an addicted loved one are faced with many challenges. The anger, sadness, guilt, shame, and disappointment can become overwhelming, which can start to affect life in powerful ways, such as job loss, divorce, or medical problems. Many families have been able to avoid these consequences of loving an addict by…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Hope is, indeed, alive. You must never give up! That’s the fundamental truth that we at Harris House want you to know. We understand that there are times when it seems like there’s a tether; something that binds you to addiction no matter what you do. But that tie can be undone and unwound for…

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