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GHB Addiction - Liquid Ecstasy - The Date Rape Drug

GHB Addiction – Liquid Ecstasy – The Date Rape Drug

GHB Addiction – Liquid Ecstasy – The Date Rape Drug Recreational Use (abuse) At higher doses, GHB may induce nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, agitation,  visual disturbances, depressed breathing, amnesia, unconsciousness,  and death. When death is associated with GHB, it is usually in conjunction with other drugs, such as alcohol or depressants. The effects of GHB can last from 1.5 to […]

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Addiction Relapse Triggers

10 Most Common Addiction Relapse Triggers

Some people believe that addiction relapse is inevitable – but that is absolutely not true. Being aware of these 10 most common addiction relapse triggers is your first step towards long-term addiction recovery. To say relapse is part of recovery is wrong, relapse is part of addiction. One of most effective techniques for preventing relapse […]

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What Is An Addict

What Is An Addict?

 What is an addict? An addict is a man or woman whose life is controlled by drugs. 1. Signs that something is wrong 2. Definition of an addict and how to deal with it 3. Rock bottom and hopeless 4. Seeking help from friends, family or professionals 5. Interventions and treatment options 6. Recovery and […]

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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 recognize when they have crossed that line. While frequency or the amount of drugs consumed do not necessarily constitute drug abuse or addiction, they can often be indicators of drug-related problems. Drug abuse may start as […]

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What Happens At Rage Stays At Rage

Wrong!  That’s in a perfect world… what happens at Rage goes on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter … the types of social platforms goes on and on. Pictures of you doing things that may embarrass you for years to come will be out there on the internet forever. You’ve waited 12 years of your school […]

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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 uninteresting biographies, and we tend to remember the troubled lives of Van Gough or Faulkner, while forgetting the mellow lives of Monet or J.R.R. Tolkien. So, the answer to the question may be we all tend to notice and […]

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Mental Versus Physical Addiction

Mental Versus Physical Addiction Addiction is a multi-faceted and complex disease. Oftentimes the term “addiction” is oversimplified, but in reality there are many types of addiction that often lay on a spectrum. One of the most important distinctions to make when considering addiction is whether the addiction is physical, psychological or a combination of both. […]

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What is the drug Nyaope?

What is the drug Nyaope? Nyaope the drug also known as Whoonga, is a dangerous and highly addictive South African street drug. Street Name (Nyaope) is a fine  powder that is usually combined with marijuana (dagga) and smoked, it can also be snorted or injected. Nyaope’s main ingredient is Heroin. It is not always clear what […]

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Summer Fun In Recovery from Addiction

Summer Fun In Recovery From Addiction “Summertime and the livin’ is easy…”  so says that tune! Many of us look forward to this time as a time of relaxing, recharging and spending time with our loved ones and friends. The reality is that summer time is actually a time of increased stress. There’s a saying […]

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What Drives Us To Addiction?

What Drives Us To Addiction? Anybody can suffer from addiction, be it to alcohol, drugs, or anything else. Addiction places no importance on age, race, or background – it can happen to anybody, and it’s on the rise. That’s what makes treating the illness both difficult and rewarding; every addict will have their own story […]

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Common Habits of Highly Addictive People

These are seven common habits of highly addicted people: • Withdrawing from loved ones Individuals are consumed by their drug of choice and spend a significant amount of their time using drugs. This means they will usually skip social meetings or gatherings or will arrive late and leave early. They might not respond to emails, phone […]

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5 Tips To Strengthen Sobriety

Tips To Stay Motivated in Long-Term Sobriety Recovery is a lifelong battle. There is no report card or final grade. A life filled with long-term recovery is a life that will bring you happiness and joy. So much that it may leave you feeling undeserving of the gifts you have been given. The trick to […]

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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 the world is sleeping but I am not. My thoughts have me wide awake. I know I have to work so think I should try to lay down. So I curl up on the couch […]

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World Drug Day 26th June

On 26 June the global spotlight falls on World Drug Day and we look at the concerning statistics regarding drug abuse as well as the role of rehabilitation in the treatment of addiction.  The impact of addiction on society is far reaching. It is placing more pressure on medical aids than ever before as payment for not […]

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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 a general opinion that heroin is extremely destructive – only junkies do heroin, those ugly homeless people with bad skin, prostitutes and low life men. The cliche of a heroin addict. Socially, the question of using heroin, well …it never […]

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An Addict's Version of "I'm Fine"!

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 problem… … and as the hours fly past… and more becomes all… and all …becomes …everything… No problem …I’ll stop tomorrow – easy. It’s all good. It’s never “easy” – watching someone at full flight in […]

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A BODY IMAGE CRISIS - EATING DISORDERS

A BODY IMAGE CRISIS – EATING DISORDERS

About So Much More than Just Food We live in an era where millions of women and men are silently suffering through a personal body image crisis. You may not be diagnosed with an eating disorder but just because you don’t meet the full criteria for anorexia or bulimia doesn’t mean that your struggle isn’t […]

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Celebrating Sobriety with Houghton House

Celebrating Sobriety with Houghton House

Come and join us in Celebrating your Sobriety with Houghton House. Making your one year sober anniversary is a monumental achievement, a milestone if you will. Getting to one year clean takes hard work. A recovering alcoholic/addict who makes it to one year, has committed to making difficult life changes. This achievement should not be underplayed […]

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Having Fun Sober after coming out of Rehab

Having Fun Sober after coming out of Rehab

Having Fun Sober My fellow addicts, we are an interesting and somewhat predictable bunch. I know what you are thinking: Don’t ever call me predictable. Thing is, we kind of are. We are predictable in the sense that we all have similar reservations when it comes to recovery. The biggest reservation I had when going […]

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The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery from Addiction

The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery from Addiction

The Importance of Aftercare In Recovery From Addiction It is tempting for those who have come out of an intensive addiction treatment program to believe that their problems have been solved. Yes, getting help for addiction is courageous and getting through treatment is admirable, but leaving a treatment centre does not mean your problems are […]

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The Modern Man and the Recovery from Addiction Battle

The Modern Man and the Recovery from Addiction Battle

The Modern Man and the Recovery From Addiction Battle In regards to addiction, men are faced with a set of sensitive and unique issues. It has been proven that men are less likely to seek treatment for addiction and are more likely to experience relapse. Professionals in the field of addiction and psychology believe that […]

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Helping your loved one seek treatment for addiction

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, disarray and turmoil become a regular part of life for both the struggling addict and their loved ones. Family members feel helpless and desperate watching a loved one plunge into the depths of addiction. They are inundated with […]

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Addiction and the Family

Addiction and the Family

Addiction and the Family: In some cases, families are the primary support systems for those suffering with the disease of addiction. These families are likely to experience significant physical, social, emotional and spiritual stress due to the behavior of the addict whilst in active addiction, and in the same vein, spend a lot of time […]

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Consequence Films – Pertaining to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Consequence Films – pertaining to drug and alcohol addiction “Play the movie forward.” If you have been to rehab or are involved in AA or NA, you are sure to have heard this term. Before your euphoric recall gets the better of you, before you pick up the phone and call your dealer: ‘play the […]

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The Devastating Drug of the South African Slums - Nyaope

The Devastating Drug of the South African Slums – Nyaope

First reported in Durban, Nyaope also known as Whoonga, the devastating drug of the South African slums is a new and lethal drug that has spread to townships and suburbia throughout South Africa. This highly toxic mind altering substance is also cheap and easily accessible, making it that much more menacing. Whoonga: The Frightening Facts […]

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Inhalants: The Household Agent of Death know as 'huffing'

Inhalants: The Household Agent of Death know as ‘huffing’

Inhalants: The Household Agent Of Death known as ‘huffing’ I remember being at a 13th birthday party of all places, and kids out back were inhaling something or other. I never got involved in what they were doing – although I was invited. It scared me. Kids throughout the world have been inhaling toxic fumes […]

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Teens and the Party Scene, what Drugs are Popular

Teens and the Party Scene, what Drugs are Popular

Teens and the Party Scene I went to my first club when I was 14 years old. I had a fake ID on hand and I was dressed in sky high stilettos, a tight black dress and of course, a wonder of a wonder bra. The bouncer for some strange reason, believed that I was […]

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Teens & Stereotypes: The Social Experiment

Teens & Stereotypes: The Social Experiment with Addiction

Teens & Stereotypes: The Social Experiment Who were you in High School? I ask this loaded question because it is incredibly naive to ignore the stereotypes that exist within schools. You have the jocks, the Goths (I think they call them emo’s now), the burn outs, the artists and the book worms. I found myself […]

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Heartbreak, Loss and Bullying in Recovery

Heartbreak, Loss and Bullying in Recovery I am currently experiencing a situation reminiscent of high school, one of heartbreak, loss and bullying. Only difference is I am being ‘bullied’ in an environment where I should feel safe. My safe place has become a thing of teenage nightmares. I wake up fearful, anxiety ridden and full […]

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The Dental Consequences of Addiction

The Dental Consequences of Addiction

The Dental Consequences of Addiction I was driving on the highway, exhausted after a 3 day meth binge. The feeling was overwhelming and painful. I was grinding my teeth, I was close to falling asleep at the wheel (I think I even pulled over for a few minutes if I remember correctly) and then I […]

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Preventing Relapse in the New Year

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 now time to take on the New Year. For some people, including myself, I find the New Year to be even more stressful than the festive season. It is back to work, back to reality […]

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Crack is Wack! Cocaine Addiction here are the facts

Crack is Wack! Cocaine Addiction here are the facts

Crack is Wack! Here are the Facts To put it simply, Crack Cocaine is the crystallised form of cocaine. It usually comes in powder form, solid blocks or crystals. The colour varies from white to yellow to pale pink. The drug is heated and smoked through a ‘lolly’ or crack pipe. Crack is the most […]

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Stop Sabotaging your Happiness with Addictive Behaviour

Stop Sabotaging your Happiness with Addictive Behaviour

Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness With Addictive Behaviour Our generation is full of self hate and misery. I know that in my recovery I have found myself in self-hate mode, self-pity mode and yes, self sabotage mode. Our generation is not used to contentment and for some of us, when happiness enters our lives we are […]

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Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow

Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow

Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow Like alcohol, prescription medication is standard in our lives. It is the ‘norm.’ We don’t raise an eye when we see someone chug down medication – as long as it comes in a nice prescription bottle. Doctors’ orders you know. Society hands out prescription meds like sweets. You are […]

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Bath Salts: The Zombie Apocalypse

Bath Salts: The Zombie Apocalypse

Bath Salts: The Zombie Apocalypse Many of us have heard tales of drugged up men and women cutting their own skin open, violently attacking each other and eating human flesh while intoxicated on bath salts. The stories are horrifying, reminiscent of a Rob Zombie feature film. But what are the facts? What are the signs? […]

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Uppers, Downers and All 'Rounders: Educate Yourself

Uppers, Downers and All ‘Rounders: Educate Yourself

Uppers, Downers and All ‘Rounders: Educate Yourself Uppers, Downers and Hallucinogens Drug abuse is a seeping stain, one that is spreading like wildfire throughout South Africa – throughout the globe. Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful and does not discriminate. Anyone is vulnerable to the scourge that is addiction. The more that you educate yourself […]

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Alcohol and the Body: This 'Aint Pretty

Alcohol and the Body: This ‘Aint Pretty

Alcohol and the B0dy: This ‘Aint Pretty When picturing an alcoholic I’m sure you imagine an older man or woman, with a blood red nose and dirty clothes. Yes, this is the face of alcoholism, a tired and sunken elder who can barely speak. Physical deterioration is true of alcoholism but it is important to […]

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Cross Addiction: Oh, the life of an addict

Cross Addiction: Oh, the life of an addict

So, your recovery is going great. You are attending regular meetings, doing step work and seeing your sponsor. Life is good. Slowly, life may become somewhat unmanageable again – and seemingly out of nowhere. You have put in the work – why has it gotten to this chaotic point? Ask yourself this: Have you traded […]

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Sober is Sexy!

Sober is Sexy!

I remember being drunk and high, strolling into a club and thinking I was Queen Bee. I was gorgeous, the life of the party, statuesque and intimidating. I was all powerful. Then I look at pictures and speak to friends the next day after my regular black out. I was bedraggled, haggard, unbalanced, drooling and […]

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Mental Health and Addiction

Mental Health and Addiction

Mental Health and Addiction Many people who suffer with the disease of addiction are also diagnosed with other mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Some addicts develop mental health issues due to their drug use and their drug of choice while others attempt to use drugs to suppress their disorders. It is […]

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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, the program has helped many in helpless situations come back from the brink, finding a path of serenity, sobriety and hopefulness. This program or fellowship is known as Alcoholics Anonymous. Since its inception AA has spawned numerous support groups such […]

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Teen Binge Drinking: The Facts

Teen Binge Drinking: The Facts

Teen binge drinking: the rat experiment As a teen I found myself drunk, making uninformed and illogical decisions on a regular basis, and of course, waking up with no memory of the previous nights events. There is nothing worse than that feeling of the ‘unknown’ and the anxiety that comes with it. With easy access […]

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The Celeb Faces of Recovery

The Celeb Faces of Recovery

The Celeb Faces of Recovery. When faced with rehabilitation, consequences and sobriety, many addicts wonder if they can ever find some sort of fulfilment again. What’s going to happen now? Am I going to have to live a boring life? Am I ever going to feel adrenaline again? Am I ever going to have fun […]

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Addiction in the Workplace

Addiction In The Workplace HR professionals are often the first port of call in dealing with crises within the organization. Substance abuse and related disorders have infiltrated the corporate world and more often, are presenting as common crises to be dealt with. Addiction in the corporate world can be dealt with constructively. And admission into […]

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Spiritual Leaders of South Africa & Substance Abuse

Spiritual Leaders of South Africa & Substance Abuse

Addiction in the Community Spiritual Leaders of South Africa & Substance Abuse, Religious Leaders are often the first port of call in dealing with crises within the community. Substance abuse and related disorders have infiltrated our society and more often, are presenting as common crises to be dealt with. Addiction in the community can be […]

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Alcohol Rehab Costs

Alcohol Rehab Costs

Houghton House group of treatment centres is convinced that quality treatment for alcohol addiction is absolutely necessary to overcome an alcohol addiction. Alcohol rehab costs are a small price to pay when you think of the costs that are associated with long term alcohol abuse. Costs of an alcohol addiction The cost of private treatment […]

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The Best Care Out There

Houghton House is a professional and caring Rehabilitation Centre treating those suffering from substance abuse. Helping individuals fight addiction and aid long term recovery is our core focus and something that is close to our heart. Together we take the necessary steps to achieve a successful recovery. About Us: The Houghton House Addiction Recovery Centre […]

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CAT or KAT Addiction

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 and the user gets high. The leaf contains methcathinone which is a form of Amphetamine. This drug can also be taken in powder form, which is snorted. Both of these are psychoactive stimulants and form […]

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The 12 Steps of AA, NA, GA, OA & CA

These are the original Twelve Steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we […]

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Crack Addiction

Crack Addiction

Crack Addiction Crack, also called “coke” or “cocaine” is a white powder which is made from the leaves of the cacao plant. Crack (Cocaine) creates a temporary surge of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. This gives energy and a euphoric mood, or at least gaiety and cheerfulness. People suffering from crack addiction also experience […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

There are many people living with a prescription drug addiction simply because these drugs can be obtained easily through a doctor. Even though they are legal, they may cause a strong addiction that causes withdrawal symptoms similar to heroin withdrawal. Prescription drug addiction is wide spread and people are addicted to sleeping pills, pain killers, […]

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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a hard drug obtained from coca leaves growing in the South American coca bush which are crushed into powder form and usually snorted. Cocaine enhances the mood and gives a deep sense of well-being. The user is confident, alert, hyper, energetic, joyful and cheerful. Cocaine addiction leads to physical and (especially) psychological dependence. […]

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Dangers of Hallucinogenic Drugs

Dangers of Hallucinogenic Drugs

Here we list some of the dangers of hallucinogenic drugs. All drugs are dangerous, but hallucinogenic drugs carry their own risks: Getting a bad trip. Anyone can get a bad trip, but it happens more often when somebody is uncertain and when someone has psychological problems. You can for years, or in some cases even […]

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Dangers of Ecstasy

Dangers of Ecstasy

The Dangers Of Ecstasy. Ecstasy is a typical party drug, aimed at a music night market and also to weekend festivals. Sleep is literally driven out of the body. Ecstasy is available as pills, in various colors and shapes, sometimes capsules or powders. If you have the real Ecstasy, it contains MDMA (3,4-methyleendioxymethylamfetamine). It goes […]

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Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin Withdrawal

Information on Heroin Withdrawal Drugs that kick in quickly, usually cause more severe withdrawal symptoms. Heroin withdrawal symptoms occur after quitting long-term use, but can also occur as a result of administration of an opiate antagonist (e.g. naloxone). Because of the goose bumps, the syndrome derives its name: “cold turkey”. After someone has been using […]

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Successful Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment

Successful alcohol & drug rehab treatment deeply relies on the commitment from the addict. When you decide to start treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction, you need to be committed 100%. A rehab facility will give you all the resources you need to recover, but if you don’t have the right attitude then the treatment […]

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Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal

Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal

When looking at heroin addiction and withdrawal, you can distinguish between mental and physical dependence. We speak of physical dependence when the body protests against stopping heroin use, which leads to heroin withdrawal. Compared to other drugs, addiction and withdrawal occurs rather quickly when it comes to heroin. The physical dependence of heroin is very […]

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Effects of Heroin Abuse

Effects of Heroin Abuse

Effects Of Heroin Abuse Heroin affects the body in many ways. Here are some of the most common effects of heroin abuse. Pain relief Heroin is among the most effective analgesics in medicine. Despite the advent of various chemical agents with an opiate analgesic effect, it remains the best painkiller. The precise effect of this […]

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Drugs and Teenagers

Drugs and Teenagers

Drugs and Teenagers How do you know your teenager is experimenting with drugs? What do you do when you discover your teenager is experimenting with drugs? What happens to the teenager who first started experimenting with drugs and then becomes addicted? What are the risks of drugs and teenagers? Where can you get help for […]

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Drug Addiction Warning Signs

Drug Addiction Warning Signs Knowing how to spot the drug addiction warning signs may help you spot a drug addiction in a loved before it’s too late. Most of the drug addiction warning signs have more to do with behavior than actual physical signs. Here are some of the most common drug addiction warning signs […]

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Cocaine Cravings

Cocaine Cravings

Cocaine cravings – An irresistible need Cocaine causes excruciating cravings and the irresistible urge to use the drug, can often drive users to despair. Addicts will do anything to get that fix. Scientists explain cocaine craving based on changes in the brain from cocaine use. Unlike heroin, Cocaine has no physical withdrawal symptoms. The danger […]

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Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction

Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction

Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction Possible treatment of cocaine addiction include: Counselling for your addiction Addiction clinics Medication for withdrawal symptoms Psychotherapy: treatment of underlying psychological problems or disorders Combination of treatments It’s important to remember the following when considering treatment of cocaine addiction: Trying to quit on your own is very difficult. The best thing […]

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Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs

Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs

Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs You are probably reading this because you suspect someone close to you is using cocaine. Here are some cocaine addiction warning signs you need to look out for: Continual partying until the early morning without a hangover. Daytime sleeping. Little appetite for ‘normal’ food, just for sweets. Cannot make eye contact […]

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Effects Of Long Term Drinking

Effects Of Long Term Drinking

Effects Of Long Term Drinking The effects of long term drinking can be very damaging to the body and it’s important to know the risks involved. Heavy drinkers often tend to miss meals or lack adequate diets and therefore suffer nutritional imbalance and have an impaired immune system.  Alcohol gets transported to other parts of […]

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Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

Effects Of Alcohol Abuse Alcohol gets transported through the stomach and small intestine into the blood stream. Circulation causes the alcohol to spread through all parts of the body. The alcohol reaches the brain after about 10 minutes. With a full stomach, the intake of alcohol takes a little bit longer than on an empty […]

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Teen Binge Drinking: The Facts

What is Alcoholism?

What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism may cause a physical and psychological dependence. Physical dependence: this form of dependence is due to two properties of alcohol. It is increasingly necessary to achieve the desired alcohol effect. This process is called tolerance. The body protests when no more alcohol is given. The protest is reflected in detoxification or […]

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What to Bring to Rehab

What to Bring to Rehab

What to Bring to Rehab Besides bringing a great attitude! What to Bring to Rehab will probably be the last thing on your mind, obviously most importantly is to bring yourself along, with some motivation and willingness. Otherwise the main goal is to be comfortable, in group and out and about in our beautiful gardens. […]

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The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery from Addiction

Family Intervention For Addictions

Family Intervention For Addictions This type of intervention leads to better understanding and less tension between family and the suffering addict. Someone with an addiction will ultimately benefit from continued involvement from family and friends. The approach to family interventions is usually: Addiction and Intervention Information. Screening of family relationships, to reach a substantiated opinion […]

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Addiction Treatment Centres

Addiction Treatment Centres

Addiction Treatment Centres Our Treatment Centres are all about personal care, especially at Houghton House. Finding an addiction treatment centre that’ll suit your personal needs is always a challenge. The fact of the matter is, your mind needs to be in the right place. You can only receive help, if you’re willing to give it […]

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Finding A Rehab Centre

Finding A Rehab Centre When trying to find a rehab centre you need to consider the following: What type of addiction does the rehab centre specialise in? You need to find a rehab centre that is equipped to deal with your addiction. Where is the rehab centre located? You have two choices. You can either […]

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Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre

Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre

Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre Whether you live in Johannesburg or come from far away, a Johannesburg addiction treatment centre has a lot to offer. Because Johannesburg is the business capital of South Africa, a lot of the country’s best practitioners are in Johannesburg. If you have an addiction, or a loved one with an addiction, […]

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Johannesburg Addiction Clinics

Johannesburg Addiction Clinics

Johannesburg addiction clinics offer rehabilitation for various forms of addiction. Some of these addictions include: Drug addiction Alcohol addiction Gambling addiction Sex Addiction Prescription drug addiction If you or a loved one is suffering from any one of these addictions, a Johannesburg addiction clinic like Houghton House is the right place to get help. You […]

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Celebrating Sobriety with Houghton House

Johannesburg Rehab Centres

Johannesburg Rehab Centres Do you know of  a loved one that suffers from an addiction? Do you want to save their lives before it is too late? Houghton House Rehabilitation centre is a professional rehab in Johannesburg that has been the cornerstone for many addicts’ recovery. Houghton House is recognised locally as well as globally […]

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Luxury Rehab Centers

Luxury Rehab Centers

Luxury Rehab Centers If you or a loved one have an addiction and have a bit of extra money to spend then a luxury rehab center is the way to go. Going through addiction rehabilitation is an uncomfortable process. You deal with your physical as well as mental withdrawal. You want to be as comfortable […]

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Drug Rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation A drug rehab program is absolutely vital for drug addicts who need to recover from their addiction. Addicts receive the care, support and mentorship they need when they are in Houghton House. Successful drug rehabilitation: A good attitude and a positive outlook is essential to keep you motivated and prevent you from relapsing. […]

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Alcohol Rehab Costs

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics forAlcohol Rehabilitation Which treatment programs are effective? There is a lot of research on which program and its components are effective in alcohol rehabilitation. Several methods can be effective: Enhance the motivation to reduce or stop; Use of certain medications; Ensuring that people are not suffering from withdrawal symptoms; To identify […]

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Rehabilitation Centres in Johannesburg

Rehabilitation Centres In Johannesburg South Africa became a part of the global economy after the democracy. People from all over the world arrived in South Africa to do business in this country that was once isolated for many years. Unfortunately with the boom in trade also came the flood of drugs. The drug market grew […]

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Rehab Clinics in Johannesburg

Rehab Clinics In Johannesburg The hardcore drug trade arrived in South Africa in the mid nineties after it became an open society. For many years it was a closed society and isolated from the world at large. South Africa became well known for drug lords and they thrived in the new market. This new trend […]

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Addiction Treatment Centres

Drug Rehabs in South Africa

Drug Rehabs in South Africa are available to those who seek them. There are numerous addiction treatment centres in South Africa that are equipped to deal with addiction patients. The key is finding the right treatment centre to suite your personal needs. Houghton House is one of the best addiction treatment centres, offering addiction help […]

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Stop Sabotaging your Happiness with Addictive Behaviour

Long Term Treatment For Substance Abuse

Long Term Treatment For Addiction Wondering about long term addiction treatment? Here are a few reasons why you should consider long term treatment for substance abuse.  Studies have shown that long term in-house treatment has a much higher success rate than other treatment options. When you go through recovery, you have to change your whole […]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment What is Dual Diagnosis? People with a dual diagnosis face an addiction problem along with a psychiatric disorder. The abuse of drugs with a psychiatric disorder reinforces each other and complicates the dual diagnosis treatment. The fact is that these are very vulnerable people who have difficulty maintaining a normal life in […]

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Residential Drug Rehab Clinics

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics South Africa needed to take a fresh look at drug rehabilitation after drugs hit its shores in 1994. The private sector took a major step to deal with this issue and they established several drug rehab centres within the country. In addition to this they designed programs for the treatment of […]

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Luxury Rehab Centers

Exclusive Addiction Treatment Clinics

Exclusive Addiction Treatment Clinics The facilities of most of the addiction treatment clinics in Johannesburg are exclusive. The facilities are designed to enhance the treatment of the patient and to make the patient feel at ease. The surroundings play a major role in the process of the healing of the patient. In the establishing of […]

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Cocaine Rehab Costs

Cocaine Rehab Costs

Cocaine Rehab Costs Cocaine has been around for many years. Millions of people all over the world are addicted to this drug. It is a highly addictive stimulant derived from the cacao plant that grows in Peru and Bolivia. Due to the apartheid, this drug was not readily available in South Africa for many years. […]

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Drug Rehab Costs

Drug Rehab Costs

Drug Rehab Costs The state health care system in South Africa is under tremendous pressure. With the coming of the new democratic era in 1994 the state had to reach out to the previously disadvantaged population. It was virtually impossible for the state to handle the new social problem that came with the flood of […]

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Alcohol and the Body: This 'Aint Pretty

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction When someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body becomes accustomed to it. As a result, more and more alcohol is needed to get the same effect. This “habit” is called tolerance. Alcohol addiction when someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body […]

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Non Residential Rehab Clinics

Non Residential Rehab Clinics Houghton House Treatment Centre recognises that not all people are able to make the commitment to attend a thirty day residential program and in light of this we facilitate an outpatient programme in the evenings. The outpatient program is modelled on the same philosophy as the residential program and is there to accommodate […]

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Johannesburg Addiction Treatment Centre

Types of Treatment For Addiction

Types Of Treatment For Addiction The South African drug rehabilitation centres, with the rehabilitation centres of Johannesburg in the front-line, are doing sterling work. Patients from all over the world are coming to these clinics that provide excellent service and value for money treatment with outstanding, professional staff. There are many different types of treatment […]

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Preventing Relapse in the New Year

Inpatient Detox Centers

Inpatient Detox Centers Due to the severity of the effects of most of the drugs that are out there, it is very important to give treatment to patients at inpatient detox centers to help the patient overcome the problem of addiction. These inpatient detox centers are designed to medically and environmentally enhance the healing process […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Treatment Program

Prescription Drug Treatment Program The abuse of prescription drugs is rampant not only in South Africa but all over the world. People are under the impression that it is safer to use because it was prescribed by a doctor. Any medication taken for any other purpose than what it was prescribed for is dangerous and […]

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Cocaine Cravings

Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programme

Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programme If you want to save a loved one from a cocaine addiction and its potential impact on the body and mind, it is of the utmost importance to bring the addiction to an early end. There are so many possible solutions, so what do you do to get the right answers? […]

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Crystal Meth Treatment Program

Crystal Meth Treatment Program

Crystal Meth Treatment Program The effects of addiction to Crystal Meth are physical as well as psychological. There is no blueprint for the treatment of patients. Each case has to be evaluated on its own and has to be worked out for a specific patient. Specialized medical personnel aid in this process. The process involves […]

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Addiction Treatment Centres

Affordable Treatment For Addiction

Affordable Treatment For Addiction Affordable addiction treatment is within reach at Houghton House Recovery Centre. Unfortunately, our society buries its head in the sand and does not provide addicts with remotely sufficient financial resources for the affordable treatment of addiction. Large funds are spent on sanctions against those whose sins are as a direct or […]

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Inpatient Rehab Treatment

Inpatient Rehab Treatment

Inpatient Rehab Treatment. Inpatient rehab treatment is recommended for anyone suffering from a serious addiction. Going through recovery alone is not advisable, as the success rate is far lower than inpatient rehab treatment. With inpatient rehab treatment, the addict books into the rehab for up to three months. During this time, they take part in […]

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Addictions Treatment In Johannesburg

Addictions Treatment In Johannesburg

Addictions Treatment In Johannesburg Houghton House is a well known and safe rehabilitation centre located in Johannesburg. They assist individuals and help them overcome their addictions, be it alcoholism or substance abuse. With a proven track record of over 20 years Houghton House have seen the recovery of several individuals from across the globe. These […]

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Addiction Recovery Centers South Africa

Confidential Drug Rehab in Johannesburg

Confidential Drug Rehab in Johannesburg Ensuring each patient’s absolute confidentiality is important to us at Houghton House. Each patient is assessed and a unique solution is provided in order to aid the long term recovery process. To find out more about Houghton House being a Confidential Drug Rehab in Johannesburg please call 011 787 9142 […]

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Addiction and the Family

Private Drug Rehab in Johannesburg

Private Drug Rehab in Johannesburg The Houghton House Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg is the leading Private Drug Rehab in Johannesburg that assists individuals with overcoming their addiction. They offer a complete spectrum of patient care services and interventions for individuals and their families. Houghton House understands that addiction is a powerful disease and that an addict […]

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