Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Pharmacist helping a customer.

When most people think of drug addicts, they usually think of street drugs like crack, cocaine, ice, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, and LSD. However, the reality is that there’s an equal if not larger threat out there, and it may be lurking in your very own medicine cabinet. We’re talking about prescription drugs and prescription drug…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Codeine

Many doctors prescribe codeine for patients suffering from moderate pain. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that mixing codeine with alcohol can have dangerous, and even deadly, outcomes. Read on for a closer look at the consequences of mixing codeine and alcohol, along with information on codeine addiction and codeine addiction treatment. About Codeine and Alcohol…

Written By Harris House

Category: Uncategorized

Substance abuse disorder

While HIV is no longer viewed as a life sentence due to advancements in prevention and treatment, it remains a major public health crisis in the US — especially among segments of the LGBTQ community, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Unfortunately, some of the factors that make LGBTQ people vulnerable to HIV also make…

Written By Harris House

Category: Uncategorized

Rehab

Addiction takes a serious toll on your body. The good news is that there are many positive steps you can take during recovery, not just to improve your physical wellness, but also to reduce your risk of relapse. Here’s a closer look at some things you can do to regain one of your most valuable…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Sweeping away debt.

Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the lives of addicts. In addition to harming their physical health and destroying their relationships, addiction also impacts its victims in another detrimental way: financially. Here’s a closer look at the issue, along with how people who are on the road to recovery can begin to regain control of their…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Addiction recovery

Broken relationships are a key part of the realities of most addicts. The good news? While it may not always seem possible, repairing these relationships is a key part of the journey to healing. Here’s a closer look at where — and how — relationship healing fits into addiction recovery. From Broken Relationships…. It is…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Hands creating a heart.

LGBT adults are more than twice as likely to report using drugs in the past year as their heterosexual counterparts, according to the Center on Addiction. They’re also more likely to binge drink, smoke cigarettes, and to report having had drug and alcohol problems. All of this begs the question: Why do members of the…

Written By Harris House

Category: Recovery, Sobriety

Wooden highway signs Old habits and New habits.

“Aftercare is crucial once an individual has completed drug or alcohol treatment and is in recovery. There is a continuity of care that should be followed once initial treatment is completed. This usually involves a lower level of treatment such as outpatient care and a sober living environment,” proposes research from the LAC-USC Department of…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Medical doctor with the words detox overlaid.

If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD), detox can be an invaluable lifeline and crucial part of your journey toward sobriety. Wondering what detox is and what it involves? Here’s a closer look at everything you need to know about detox. Defining “Detox” The first step to understanding detox…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Chalkboard with FMLA written.

In a perfect world, people suffering from addiction would have all the time and resources they needed for treatment. In the world we live in, however, we all have obligations, some of which can become obstacles to recovery. Work-related challenges are among the most common faced by addicts. Specifically, the fear of losing a job…