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How to cope with everyday stresses that cause cravings for drugs.  

Stress – Relapses happen. Often. It’s not uncommon in the first few days or weeks of addiction recovery. It’s not uncommon within the first few hours, either. Why? Well, it’s called ‘Life on Life’s Terms’ by the addiction recovery fellowships. What that translates to is: stress. High levels of stress are probably the most dangerous […]

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God, Cancer, and Keeping Clean from Drugs & Alcohol.

Clean from Drugs. They say pray for a miracle. Houghton House is the miracle in active addiction. But with cancer in the family, who did I pray to? Anyone who would listen. And it seems someone did. My cat is tearing up a newspaper. I’m not sure why, but I suspect he doesn’t like bad […]

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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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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. Disclaimer  Winter Has Gone    God knows what Season 7’s epic finale will bring (I […]

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Secrets Make You Sick – Crack Cocaine Addiction

Secrets Make You Sick – Recovery from Severe Crack Cocaine Addiction  by: Trevor Kleinhans 11 Years ago exactly I was in the height of my addiction with crack cocaine. It was around this time that I opened my bedroom door and looked across at my 3 year old Jack Russell’s face and ran over to […]

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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 Johannesburg in 1992. I am the middle child and was born into a well off family. I went to a nice school in Johannesburg, but my only memories were of me crying and being deeply sad at […]

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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 sick. I did not know what to do any more,  I was overwhelmed and frightened. My ultimate fears were that I might make his addiction worse or if I asked him to get help he might choose […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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