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Adults defined as “sexual minority,” including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer (LGBTQ), have higher rates of substance misuse and substance use disorders than their heterosexual peers, according to statistics shared by the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Specifically, they’re two times more likely than heterosexuals to have used…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

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Addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction. It can and does impact people from all walks of life. For certain careers, however, substance use and abuse can present special challenges. One such path is the military. Here’s a closer look at the topic of military service and addiction. An Official Position The Department of Defense is firm…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

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Open lines of communication are critical to the wellbeing of all human relationships. However, this is sometimes easier said than done — especially when sensitive topics are involved. In the case of substance use disorders, however, a productive conversation can be the difference between life and death. If you suspect that a family member or…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

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The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased levels of anxiety among Americans, according to a national poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Specifically, 36 percent said they felt the coronavirus was having a serious impact on their mental health, while 59 percent felt it was having a serious impact on their everyday lives….

Written By Harris House

Category: LGBT addiction recovery

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A recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals troubling findings: transgender adolescents are 2.5 times more likely than their non-transgender peers to use cocaine and methamphetamines in their lifetimes. They’re also twice as likely to report the misuse of prescription pain medication. If you are transgender or if you care for someone who is…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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Substance use disorders and depression often go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, when a person overcomes an addiction and embraces sobriety, depression can remain. Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon, along with tips for how to manage depression during recovery. Substance Use Disorders and Depression Substance abuse and depression are common co-occurring conditions. In some cases, depression…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

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No one likes feeling bored. However, boredom can be a particular problem — and a uniquely dangerous one — for people struggling with substance use disorders. Here’s a closer look at the issue, along with tips for overcoming the battle against boredom on your journey to recovery and addiction-free life. Normal and Natural Feeling Whether…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

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The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the health and wellbeing of the world right now. While we often think of the elderly and people with serious underlying conditions as the most vulnerable to coronavirus complications, another subset of the population may also be at increased risk: people with substance use disorders. Here’s a closer look at…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, LGBTQ addiction

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Addiction is a complex and personal disease. For each individual, a variety of diverse factors can lead to addiction. It follows that treatment is equally complex and mandates an individualized approach. There’s no better example of this than LGBTQ addiction. Here’s a closer look at why addressing LGBTW issues matters in the rehab, along with…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

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A strong support network is a critical part of the recovery process for many people suffering from alcohol use disorder. Support groups are an especially popular source of empathy and understanding. However, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we move in the world with social distancing and stay-in-place orders keeping us in our homes…

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