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: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Sugar

It’s not surprising news that too much sugar is bad for us. From increasing the risk of heart disease to promoting tooth decay, the list of ills associated with added sugars goes on and on. Not only that, but scientists are constantly determining new ways that sugar is harmful to human health. One of the…

Group of people gambling.

Approximately 30 percent of the LGBT community — compared to just nine percent of the general population — suffers from some form of addiction, according to a report shared by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). In addition to alcohol and substance addiction, this also includes process addictions. Here’s a closer look at process addictions…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

Hand reaching for a glass of liquor.

From information about their sexual history to feelings of stress and depression, people keep many secrets from their primary care doctors. Unfortunately, lack of disclosure can interfere with a physician’s ability to provide optimal care for patients. One common — and detrimental — patient omission is substance use and substance use disorders. Here’s a closer…

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Adults defined as “sexual minority,” e.g., LGBTQ individuals, are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs. They’re also more vulnerable to substance misuse and more severe substance use disorders and addiction than their heterosexual counterparts. Here’s a closer look at 10 common substances used and abused by LGBTQ individuals,…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Dental chair.

Substance abuse has many consequences. One that may go overlooked during recovery is dental health. Many people who struggle with addiction also have poor dental health due to factors including the effects of drug use itself and lack of proper dental hygiene and care. Unfortunately, this can end up becoming yet another obstacle on the…

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…

Computer keyboard with a caps lock key labeled sexual health.

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: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

Group of gamblers.

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

Santa Claus drinking a cup of milk.

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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