Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

If you are thinking about entering into drug and alcohol rehab, good for you! That is a wise decision. It represents the first firm step on your road to a successful recovery. It is perfectly normal to feel nervous or anxious about what rehab is like. You may have seen movies or heard stories about…

Can you spot an addictive personality? If you’re like most people, probably not. While many people imagine all addicts as rail-thin heroin addicts leaning against the side of buildings in the poorer parts of town, the reality is that many people whom you may not suspect might have traits that could make them more susceptible…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Dr. Pat Williams is an internationally acclaimed coach, speaker, and author whose mission is to inspire others to live their lives optimally and purposefully. Here, he applies his coaching expertise in helping recovering addicts. Can you tell us about your background and interest in life coaching? What’s your approach to coaching? My early professional life…

Any animal lover can tell you right away that having a pet around is a pleasure and a tremendous boost to your feelings of wellbeing and happiness. For this reason, scientists started researching the effect that pets have on humans, and the field of animal-assisted therapy was born. What is Animal-Assisted Therapy? Therapet, a non-profit…

It is true that in order to achieve and maintain sobriety, you have to make an individual choice to do so. But that does not mean that you should try to handle addiction recovery without help. In fact, there are¬†compelling reasons for you not to try to travel the road to addiction recovery alone. Understanding…

Does drug abuse lead to mental illness, or is mental illness the catalyst for drug abuse? The answer to that question is not entirely clear. One thing that is certain, however, is that mental illness and addiction are closely linked. Correlation Is Not Causation According to DrugAbuse.com, 8.9 million people in America have both a…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

Substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. When you abuse drugs or alcohol, you are not the only one who has to deal with the damage it causes. Your family members are also victims of your addiction, and your relationship with them may suffer. Regardless of how much you wish that your family relationships…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

When a family member or close friend is an addict, the heartache you feel is real, and the emotions that come to the surface may be raw and strong. You want to help your loved one and think an intervention is necessary, but at the same time, you may feel anger, disappointment, and even disgust…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Psychological, Recovery

Dr. John McMahon, co-founder of Bottled Up, is an expert on addiction whose passion is to help and support the families of addicts. Here, John shares about his personal experience with addiction and offers advice to partners of addicts on taking care of themselves throughout their partner’s addiction struggles. Read on:   Can you talk…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

When you are in the grips of an addiction so strong that you cannot see your way out, drug or alcohol addiction rehab is the best place to be. That does not mean, however, that it will be an easy place to be. Addiction is a hard master, and breaking free from its enslavement takes…

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