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Shameela T – An Addicts Journey Into Recovery
Shameela T – An Addicts Journey Into Recovery from the Depths of her Addiction God, grant us k...
There Is A Fine Line Between Regular Drug Use And Drug Abuse
There is a fine line between regular use and drug abuse and addiction. Very few addicts are able to ...
What Happens At Rage Stays At Rage
Wrong!  That’s in a perfect world… what happens at Rage goes on Facebook, Instagram, Sn...
Cherie S’s Success Story from Addiction to Heroin
Recovery from Addiction to Heroin Seven years of growth after seven years of hell. Today I celebrate...
Are creative people prone to drug and alcohol abuse?
Are creative people prone to drug and alcohol abuse? The problem is temperate people make for uninte...
Mental Versus Physical Addiction
Mental Versus Physical Addiction Addiction is a multi-faceted and complex disease. Oftentimes the te...
What is Nyaope?
What is Nyaope? Nyaope, also known as Whoonga, is a dangerous and highly addictive South African str...
Summer Fun In Recovery from Addiction
Summer Fun In Recovery From Addiction “Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” ...
What Drives Us To Addiction?
What Drives Us To Addiction? Anybody can suffer from addiction, be it to alcohol, drugs, or anything...
Common Habits of Highly Addictive People
These are seven common habits of highly addicted people: • Withdrawing from loved ones Individual...
5 Tips To Strengthen Sobriety
Tips To Stay Motivated in Long-Term Sobriety Recovery is a lifelong battle. There is no report card ...
Secrets Make You Sick – Crack Cocaine Addiction
Secrets Make You Sick – Recovery from Severe Crack Cocaine Addiction  by: Trevor Kleinhans 11...
A Day In The Life Of A Mother Of A Heroin Addict
 Heroin Addiction:  A Day In The Life Of A Mother Of A Heroin Addict Its midnight and the rest of ...
Sarah’s* Manic Lifestyle On GHB
Sarah’s* Manic Lifestyle on  GHB  (gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid) It’s an ongoing process...
Lindsay A’s Success Story Of Overcoming Her 30 Year Addiction
Lindsay A’s Success Story of Overcoming Her 30 Years Addiction. My name is Lindsay Ackerman a...
One Of The Many Youths Enjoying Sobriety
22 Year Old Alcoholic That Has Become One Of The Many Youths Enjoying Sobriety I was born in Johanne...
World Drug Day 26th June
On 26 June the global spotlight falls on World Drug Day and we look at the concerning statistics re...
No one ever asks me why I don’t shoot heroin.
  …yet everybody asks me why I don’t drink alcohol! In my social circle it’s ...
An Addict’s Version of “I’m Fine”!
I’m Fine Just one more… and then I’ll stop … Just the one… and that will be it… No p...
Bronwen Smith’s Raw and Honest Story of her Recovery
Bronwen Smith’s Raw and Honest Story of her Recovery. My Life Story – Bronwen Smith (Experie...
My Partners Success Story In Our Fight With His Addiction
Four years ago I was in a sorry state. My partner was in active addiction and I was suffering and ...
A Fight For Survival
Nick N’s Fight For Survival from Addiction ‘I alone can do this but I cannot do this alo...
A BODY IMAGE CRISIS
About So Much More than Just Food We live in an era where millions of women and men are silently suf...
Celebrating Sobriety with Houghton House
Come and join us in Celebrating your Sobriety with Houghton House. Making your one year sober annive...
Having Fun Sober
Having Fun Sober My fellow addicts, we are an interesting and somewhat predictable bunch. I know wha...
Brother Expresses How Grateful He Is
To Houghton House, I will never be able to express just how grateful I am. 3 years ago I had given u...
The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery
The Importance of Aftercare In Recovery. It is tempting for those who have come out of an intensive ...
Father of Addict in Recovery – Toni.B
Letter from a Father Of Addict In Recovery Dear Management of Houghton House, I am the father of Ton...
The modern man and the recovery battle
The Modern Man and the Recovery Battle In regards to addiction, men are faced with a set of sensitiv...
Helping your loved one seek treatment for addiction
Helping your loved one seek treatment for addiction: When a person is in the grips of addiction, dis...
Addiction and the Family
Addiction and the Family: In some cases, families are the primary support systems for those sufferin...
Consequence Films – Pertaining to Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Consequence Films – pertaining to drug and alcohol addiction “Play the movie forward.” If ...
The Devastating Drug of the South African Slums
First reported in Durban, Whoonga, the devastating drug of the South African slums is a new and leth...
Inhalants: The Household Agent of Death know as ‘huffing’
Inhalants: The Household Agent Of Death known as ‘huffing’ I remember being at a 13th bi...
Teens and the Party Scene
Teens and the Party Scene I went to my first club when I was 14 years old. I had a fake ID on hand a...
Ritchie B’s Inspiring Recovery from Addiction Success Story
Ritchie B’s Inspiring Recovery from Addiction Success Story  I grew up mostly around my grand...
Teens & Stereotypes: The Social Experiment
Teens & Stereotypes: The Social Experiment Who were you in High School? I ask this loaded questi...
Heartbreak, Loss and Bullying in Recovery
I am currently experiencing a situation reminiscent of high school, one of heartbreak, loss and bull...
The Dental Consequences of Addiction
The Dental Consequences of Addiction I was driving on the highway, exhausted after a 3 day meth bing...
Clinton D – An Addict in Recovery from Johannesburg
An Addict In Recovery from Johannesburg Hi, My name is Clinton and I am an addict. I live in Johanne...
Preventing Relapse in the New Year
Help With Preventing Relapse in the New Year So, the silly season is over and we survived it! It is ...
Crack is Wack! Here are the facts
Crack is Wack! Here are the Facts To put it simply, Crack Cocaine is the crystallised form of cocain...
Stop Sabotaging your Happiness
Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness Our generation is full of self hate and misery. I know that in my rec...
Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow
Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow Like alcohol, prescription medication is standar...
Bath Salts: The Zombie Apocalypse
Bath Salts: The Zombie Apocalypse Many of us have heard tales of drugged up men and women cutting th...
Uppers, Downers and All ‘Rounders: Educate Yourself
Uppers, Downers and All “Rounders” Uppers, Downers and Hallucinogens Drug abuse is a see...
Alcohol and the Body: This ‘Aint Pretty
Alcohol and the B0dy: This ‘Aint Pretty When picturing an alcoholic I’m sure you imagine an ...
Cross Addiction: Oh, the life of an addict
So, your recovery is going great. You are attending regular meetings, doing step work and seeing you...
Sober is Sexy!
I remember being drunk and high, strolling into a club and thinking I was Queen Bee. I was gorgeous,...
Mental Health and Addiction
Many people who suffer with the disease of addiction are also diagnosed with other mental illnesses ...
Meet Bill W and Dr Bob: The Founders of AA
In 1935 two men, both self described ‘hopeless alcoholics’ began a program of recovery. Today, t...
Teen Binge Drinking: The Facts
Teen binge drinking: the rat experiment As a teen I found myself drunk, making uninformed and illogi...
The Celeb Faces of Recovery
When faced with rehabilitation, consequences and sobriety, many addicts wonder if they can ever find...
Tony L – Alcoholic/Addict’s Success Story
Alcoholic/Addict’s Success Story I can’t actually remember my first drink. Alcohol was not a...
Toni B – Cat and Meth Addict’s Success Story
Cat and Meth Addict’s Success Story I get up slowly and reach into my over sized and over used...
Glynis H`s Success Story (An Alcoholic getting Sober)
Glynis H’s Success Story – An Alcoholic Getting Sober Me? Alcoholic? Don’t be rid...
Derek M Drug Addicts Success Story
Derek M – Drug Addicts Success Story I was born and bred in Boksburg and was always the ‘pro...
Mary Anne C – A Bulimic Alcoholic Finds Recovery
A Bulimic Alcoholic Finds Recovery – Mary Anne C These days I refer to myself as not only a ...
Anne Lapedus Brest
Success Story Of a Mother to a Recovering CAT Addict They took her away in an unmarked police car an...
Zoleka Mandela’s Recovery Success Story
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Success Story To Houghton House Addiction Recovery Centre, my ho...
Nick N – Meth Drug Addict, Road To Recovery
Meth Drug Addict, Road To Recovery I had a good upbringing and a happy childhood but as I got older ...
Sam T – Drugs and Alcohol Addict Recovery Story
Drugs and Alcohol Addict Recovery Story I attended some of the best schools in the country, includin...
Joel R – Drug Addiction Recovery Success Story
Drug Addiction Recovery Success Story At the age of 13 I started suffering from severe migraine head...
Nic I – Alcohol Addiction Recovery Story
Alcohol Addiction Recovery Story My parents divorced when I was very young and my dad stayed in Joha...
Oliver N Alcohol Addiction Recovery Success Story
I thought that this was my cross to bear, and so I never told anyone about it. I thought that I coul...
Christina J. Drug Addiction Recovery Success Story
Christina J. Drug Addiction Recovery Success Story My younger brother and I weren’t encouraged to ...
Addiction in the Workplace
Addiction In The Workplace HR professionals are often the first port of call in dealing with crises ...
Spiritual Leaders of South Africa & Substance Abuse
Addiction in the Community Religious Leaders are often the first port of call in dealing with crises...
Alcohol Rehab Costs
Houghton House group of treatment centres is convinced that quality treatment for alcohol addiction ...
The Best Care Out There
Houghton House is a professional and caring Rehabilitation Centre treating those suffering from subs...
CAT or KAT Addiction
CAT or KAT refers to two types of drugs. This drug can come in the form of leaves that are chewed an...
The 12 Steps of AA, NA, GA, OA & CA
These are the original Twelve Steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous: We admitted we were powerl...
Crack Addiction
Crack Addiction Crack, also called “coke” or “cocaine” is a white powder which is made from ...
Prescription Drug Addiction
There are many people living with a prescription drug addiction simply because these drugs can be ob...
Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is a hard drug obtained from coca leaves growing in the South American coca bush which are c...
Dangers of Hallucinogenic Drugs
Here we list some of the dangers of hallucinogenic drugs. All drugs are dangerous, but hallucinogeni...
Dangers of Ecstasy
The Dangers Of Ecstasy. Ecstasy is a typical party drug, aimed at a music night market and also to m...
Heroin Withdrawal
Information on Heroin Withdrawal Drugs that kick in quickly, usually cause more severe withdrawal sy...
Successful Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment
Successful alcohol & drug rehab treatment deeply relies on the commitment from the addict. When ...
Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal
When looking at heroin addiction and withdrawal, you can distinguish between mental and physical dep...
Effects of Heroin Abuse
Effects Of Heroin Abuse Heroin affects the body in many ways. Here are some of the most common effec...
Drugs and Teenagers
Drugs and Teenagers How do you know your teenager is experimenting with drugs? What do you do when y...
Drug Addiction Warning Signs
Drug Addiction Warning Signs Knowing how to spot the drug addiction warning signs may help you spot ...
Cocaine Cravings
Cocaine cravings – An irresistible need Cocaine causes excruciating cravings and the irresistible ...
Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction
Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction Possible treatment of cocaine addiction include: Counselling for your...
Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs
Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs You are probably reading this because you suspect someone close to y...
Effects Of Long Term Drinking
Effects Of Long Term Drinking The effects of long term drinking can be very damaging to the body and...
Effects Of Alcohol Abuse
Effects Of Alcohol Abuse Alcohol gets transported through the stomach and small intestine into the b...
What is Alcoholism?
What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism may cause a physical and psychological dependence. Physical dependenc...
What to Bring to Rehab
What to Bring to Rehab What to bring for admission: Toiletries and towels Clothes – comfortabl...
Family Intervention For Addictions
Family Intervention For Addictions This type of intervention leads to better understanding and less ...
Addiction Treatment Centres
Addiction Treatment Centres Our Treatment Centres are all about personal care, especially at Houghto...
Finding A Rehab Centre
Finding A Rehab Centre When trying to find a rehab centre you need to consider the following: What t...
Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre
Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre Whether you live in Johannesburg or come from far away, a Jo...
Johannesburg Addiction Clinics
Johannesburg addiction clinics offer rehabilitation for various forms of addiction. Some of these ad...
Johannesburg Rehab Centres
Johannesburg Rehab Centres Do you know of  a loved one that suffers from an addiction? Do you want ...
Luxury Rehab Centers
Luxury Rehab Centers If you or a loved one have an addiction and have a bit of extra money to spend ...
Drug Rehabilitation
Drug Rehabilitation A drug rehab program is absolutely vital for drug addicts who need to recover fr...
Alcohol Rehabilitation
Alcohol Rehabilitation Which treatment programs are effective? There is a lot of research on which p...
Rehabilitation Centres in Johannesburg
Rehabilitation Centres In Johannesburg South Africa became a part of the global economy after the de...
Rehab Clinics in Johannesburg
Rehab Clinics In Johannesburg The hardcore drug trade arrived in South Africa in the mid nineties af...
Drug Rehabs in South Africa
Drug Rehabs in South Africa are available to those who seek them. There are numerous addiction treat...
Long Term Treatment For Substance Abuse
Long Term Treatment For Substance Abuse Wondering about long term addiction treatment? Here are a fe...
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual Diagnosis Treatment What is Dual Diagnosis? People with a dual diagnosis face an addiction prob...
Residential Drug Rehab Clinics
Residential Drug Rehab Clinics South Africa needed to take a fresh look at drug rehabilitation after...
Exclusive Addiction Treatment Clinics
Exclusive Addiction Treatment Clinics The facilities of most of the addiction treatment clinics in J...
Cocaine Rehab Costs
Cocaine Rehab Costs Cocaine has been around for many years. Millions of people all over the world ar...
Drug Rehab Costs
Drug Rehab Costs The state health care system in South Africa is under tremendous pressure. With the...
Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol Addiction When someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body becomes ...
Non Residential Rehab Clinics
Non Residential Rehab Clinics Houghton House Treatment Centre recognises that not all people are abl...
Types of Treatment For Addiction
Types Of Treatment For Addiction The South African drug rehabilitation centres, with the rehabilitat...
Inpatient Detox Centers
Inpatient Detox Centers Due to the severity of the effects of most of the drugs that are out there, ...
Prescription Drug Treatment Program
Prescription Drug Treatment Program The abuse of prescription drugs is rampant not only in South Afr...
Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programme
Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programme If you want to save a loved one from a cocaine addiction and i...
Crystal Meth Treatment Program
Crystal Meth Treatment Program The effects of addiction to Crystal Meth are physical as well as psyc...
Affordable Treatment For Addiction
Affordable Treatment For Addiction Affordable addiction treatment is within reach at Houghton House ...
Inpatient Rehab Treatment
Inpatient Rehab Treatment. Inpatient rehab treatment is recommended for anyone suffering from a seri...
Addictions Treatment In Johannesburg
Addictions Treatment In Johannesburg Houghton House is a well known and safe rehabilitation centre l...
Confidential Drug Rehab in Johannesburg
Confidential Drug Rehab in Johannesburg Ensuring each patient’s absolute confidentiality is import...
Private Drug Rehab in Johannesburg
Private Drug Rehab in Johannesburg The Houghton House Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg is a lea...