Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction

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Technology continues to advance society across a breadth and depth of areas. One of the most impacted industries? Healthcare. Also benefiting from advancements to technology within the healthcare sector is substance abuse treatment. If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with addiction, several tech tools can be used to help you achieve…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

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More than nine million adults in the US experienced both mental illness and substance use disorder in 2018, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Known as “dual diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorders,” this phenomenon is very common, and it requires special attention in substance abuse treatment and recovery. Here’s a closer look…

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A holistic approach to substance abuse treatment considers the many factors that lead to both addiction and recovery. It also acknowledges the importance of targeted treatment. Not all addicts are the same; nor should all treatment plans be the same. LGBTQ addicts face unique challenges on the recovery journey. One critical area of consideration? Sexual…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

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Cultivating Self-Control to Battle Addiction If you love an addict and you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why doesn’t he/she just stop?” you’re far from alone. However, the reality is that the nature of substance use disorder is complex.  Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the degree to which addiction takes over both body and brain —…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

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We all hope for the best for our loved ones when it comes to addiction and recovery. However, while a positive attitude is helpful, so is a realistic one. The reality is that for many recovering addicts, relapse is very much part of the journey. The good news? Keeping an eye out for warning signs…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

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The holidays are filled with festive parties and events. Unfortunately, these gatherings can present unique challenges for people with substance use disorders. There’s good news, however. It is possible to enjoy the holidays without jeopardizing your sobriety. Read on for a roundup of tips aimed at helping you have a happy, healthy and sober season….

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LGBTQ community members face higher rates of substance abuse and mental health issues than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. While treatment can be the key to overcoming these challenges, it’s important to note that all treatment approaches aren’t created equal, especially when addressing the unique concerns of LGBTQ individuals. This also applies to interventions. Here’s…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction

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Many addiction programs incorporate faith into the substance abuse treatment process. Wondering to what degree spiritually factors into addiction and recovery? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think. Here’s a closer look at the issue. Addiction and Spirituality Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the world’s oldest and largest alcohol support group. When it…

Written By Harris House

Category: Recovery, Recovery

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Whether you are currently struggling with addiction or you have been in addiction recovery for a while, the time may come when you feel like a conversation with your kids is appropriate. Read on for a closer look at how to explain past or present addiction to a child. Children and Exposure to Addiction Millions…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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If you’re in recovery, you’ve probably encountered the word “sponsor.” While it may sound like a formal term, the concept is a simple one. Explains the Recovery Research Institute, “A sponsor is a fellow 12-step mutual-help member with lived recovery experience that is intended to guide a newer member (i.e., with less recovery time) through…

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