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The Sugary Addiction is Breaking Down the Gate

The Sugar Addiction is Breaking Down the Gate

The Sugar Addiction is Breaking Down the Gate Back in Ancient and Medieval times, certain sights had a way of instilling grievous fear. Imagine, if you will, seeing a blackened cloud on the horizon. On a completely sunny day. The cloud is rapidly approaching. Its bolts of lightning, if you can see any, would be […]

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Life on Life’s Terms in Addiction Recovery

Life on Life’s Terms in Addiction Recovery

Life on Life’s Terms in Addiction Recovery My sister straightens her hair. It’s her little secret. Obviously, miles better than my former secret of using drugs and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Her natural hair is like a thorn bush. She also has a couple of wigs, that look just like her natural hair, amber […]

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Swapping the Wilderness of Drug Addiction for the Wilds of South Africa

Swapping the Wilderness of Drug Addiction for the Wilds of South Africa

Swapping the wilderness of drug addiction for the wilds of South Africa Lying in the early morning sun, the hyena gazed at us deceptively docilely. Her cub was mewling for milk sweetly, pushing against her furred body. They looked cute enough for a Japanese Hello Hyeny merchandise catalogue. Obviously, I resisted the suicidal urge to […]

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The Heroes who keep me from getting high on drugs.

The Heroes who keep me from getting high on drugs.

 The Heroes who keep me from getting high on drugs “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Coach Carter, Denzel Washington Dashingly feisty, she swiftly swings her light saber with the raw power of the Force against a dark, shrouded nemesis. Zhzhzhzhzhz sounds […]

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Kung Foolery and the Art of Addiction Recovery

Kung Foolery and the Art of Addiction Recovery

Kung Foolery and the Art of Addiction Recovery The mantis spreads its forearms. The snake coils itself up to strike. The tiger tightens its muscles, preparing to launch. The crane kicked ass in The Karate Kid. And the monkey broke into the Shaolin Temple’s winery, and is now doing fancy missteps like a true drunken […]

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Addiction, the discord of life. Recovery, the harmony of hope.

Addiction, the discord of life. Recovery, the harmony of hope.

Addiction, the discord of life. Recovery, the harmony of hope. We lose a lot in active addiction. We suffer woes to our finances, our careers, our relationships. We lose time. This week, J.D contemplates how we can use recovery to compose a new story for ourselves. Armelle’s silken-spun blonde hair flicked with the motion of […]

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The choices we make in addiction recovery based on childhood memories

Wolf or Man: the choices we make in addiction and in recovery.

Wolf or Man: the choices we make in addiction and in recovery. What do our favourite characters from childhood have to do with the drugs and alcohol killing our inner child? And why does one of Houghton House’s directors carry a wand? J.D investigates this week. Through a wolf. With a mouse. I’m a sheriff. […]

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Active Addiction and True Friendship

Active Addiction and True Friendship in recovery

So long, and thanks for the memories in recovery. J.D had “friends” in active addiction, but being free from drugs brought him true friendship in recovery, one of whom he said goodbye to this week. In active addiction, I met a lot of people I thought were my friends. My best friend was my drug […]

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Tales of Active Addiction: Madness of the Ninja Poet

J.D recounts an episode of his active addiction, one that led to him getting the help he needed. Poetry recitals don’t get more bizarre than this. I was standing in my entrance hall with just jeans on, brandishing a samurai sword while spitting angry stanzas at the front door. I was swinging the sword in […]

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Matrix of Addiction

Going Into The Matrix of Addiction

“Denial is a big part of drug matrix of addiction. And I certainly deluded myself a lot during active addiction. What I believed of myself. And what I believed of others, which included being deeply distrustful.” by J.D In The Matrix, young hacker Neo is in search of the truth about the world he lives […]

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Active Addiction

My Shield Against the Demons of Active Addiction.

  by J.D A mass of demons, far as one can see. Glimmering malice in their eyes as they rush forward, relentlessly charging. But before them, stands a single man. Muscular, blue, spandex costume, with an iconic five-pointed star on his barrelled chest, Captain America swings his arm, and in a blinding speed, his large […]

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JD's Blog on Addiction & Recovery

An Addict’s Journey in their Recovery from Addiction

Welcome to Houghton House’s new blog, which features an addict’s journey in their recovery from addiction, as written by recovering addict J.D. Every week, he’ll regal personal experiences and insights as he makes his way through a life of sobriety. Winter Has Gone    God knows what Season 7’s epic finale will bring (I haven’t […]

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