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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…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Psychological, Recovery

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…

Addiction is an elusive monster, and 5 addictive drugs in particular just make matters worse. Difficult to predict, hard to measure, and altogether harrowing to fight, addiction is both a societal and personal plague. Experts argue over what causes addiction, though some commonalities suggest that addiction stems from both internal and external forces. TheFix.com notes:…

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…

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. According to the New York Times, that means that more than 20 percent of Americans now live in a state where marijuana use is legal for adults. What message does that send about the existence of marijuana addiction?…

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…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Physiological

Well, folks, the heroin addiction epidemic is here. Heroin, long considered one of the riskiest drugs, is enjoying a large-scale upswing in users in the U.S. The CDC reports: Heroin use has been increasing in recent years among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. Some of the greatest increases have occurred…

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…

While it may seem counterintuitive to use drugs to treat a drug addiction, methadone treatment has been used since the 1960s to treat heroin addiction. It is still considered one of the most successful drug therapies to help those with opioid addictions. Why Methadone Treatment Is Used for Substance Abuse When you first stop abusing heroin…