Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Relapse

Three people sitting in a sober house around a table eating.

Avoiding negative environments is a major part of facilitating the recovery process and preventing relapse. For many recovering addicts, however, the home environment and all of its stressors can add up to the opposite of a safe space. Enter sober living homes. Aimed at helping addicts transition back into the community — often after participating…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Relapse

Three men with hard hats looking at plans.

Substance abuse in the workplace is a growing problem. Understanding the breadth and depth of the problem can help address it. Here’s a closer look at statistics everyone should know about workplace addiction, along with why substance abuse treatment can be an invaluable solution. Workplace Addiction 101 As the epidemic of addiction continues to heighten…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Relapse

St. Louis drug rehab

If you are struggling with substance abuse issues, you may have trouble keeping up with all the terms and what they mean. Two frequently used words which may require clarification are dependence and addiction. Here’s a closer look at the concepts behind each, along with what they mean for treatment and recovery. Defining Dependence Dependence…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Relapse

Missouri drug trends

We recently covered Missouri’s problem with opioid-related overdose deaths, as well as the degree to which St. Louis, in particular, is impacted. While drug addiction is an equal opportunity affliction that can strike anyone, new data from Missouri’s Department of Mental Health (DMH) highlights one demographic where illicit drug use is not only rampant but…

Person holding a yellow ribbon.

With suicide rates rising across the country, understanding the factors that contribute to it is an essential part of reversing the trend. One such factor, according to the CDC? Substance misuse. Here’s a closer look at the data, along with why substance abuse treatment is a pivotal part of suicide prevention. Suicide and Substance Abuse…

Addiction treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted research investigating the link between sexual orientation, substance abuse, and mental health as part of its annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for the first time in 2015. The findings? “Sexual minorities were more likely than their sexual majority counterparts to have…

Addiction

An estimated 50 million adults in the U.S. have chronic pain. That’s 20.4 percent of the population, according to a recent report from the CDC. “Pain is a component of many chronic conditions, and chronic pain is emerging as a health concern on its own, with negative consequences to individual persons, their families, and society…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Recovery, Relapse

St. Louis drug rehab

Approximately one out of 10 Americans over the age of 12, roughly 23.5 million people, are addicted to alcohol and drugs, according to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Meanwhile, data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that one out of every four women and one out of every nine men are victims of intimate…

LGBT addiction

Addiction is a struggle for anyone. Factor in the reality of co-occurring disorders (COD) and the challenges grow. While co-occurring mental illness is common among all addicts, it’s especially prevalent in the LGBT community. Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon, along with how finding a qualified addiction treatment program can make all the difference….

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol, Recovery

Urine sample ready for drug testing.

Urine drug testing is the most common type of drug testing used by employers, according to Drugs.com. Wondering what urine drug screening (UDS) is and whether you might be subject to one? Here’s a closer look at six things to know about urine drug testing. 1. Urine drug testing is done for many different reasons….