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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…

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…

From a tactical standpoint, it is always a good idea to know the enemy before engaging in battle. If you are gearing up to fight a battle against addiction, the same truth applies. Understanding what addiction is and where it comes from will help you successfully defeat the power it has over your life.  …

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…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Psychological, Recovery

There is a cause-and-effect relationship between low self-esteem and addiction. The problem is, sometimes it is hard to tell which is the cause and which is the effect. In some cases, having low self-esteem may be one of the reasons you began to abuse drugs or alcohol in the first place. In other cases, maybe…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Brain, Recovery

When you take that all-important first step on your road to recovery, you will find that treatment for substance abuse involves a number of different strategies. Addiction is tough to beat, which means that you will need to use all the tools at your disposal to win your battle against it. One of the tools…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Brain, Physiological

What if there were a poison that was so potent, so relentlessly powerful, that just one dose of it could potentially lead to disfigurement and the loss of your peace of mind, your family and friends, your money, and even your life? There is. It’s called meth. Crystal meth, sometimes referred to as ice, crank,…

Addiction destroys relationships, seriously affects one’s mental and physical health, and makes life increasingly difficult for the addict and others. For those who do not struggle with addiction, it is often difficult to understand why an addict chooses to engage in destructive behaviors. For an addict, on the other hand, the disastrous consequences of their…