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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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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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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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