Helpful Advice

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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