Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Alcohol, Blog

Bud sign.

The tobacco market is well known for its dubious history of marketing to kids. But it’s far from the only threat to children when it comes to marketing and unhealthy lifestyle choices. In fact, newly published research in the academic journal BMJ Open reveals a troubling link between alcohol marketing and alcohol consumption in children….

Written By Harris House

Category: Alcohol, Blog, Recovery, Relapse

Elderly man drinking from a metal flask.

When you hear the words “drinking problem,” young people are often the first demographic that comes to mind. However, older adults are also vulnerable to excessive drinking and the problems that go along with it, according to a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Published in JAMA Psychiatry, the…

Written By Harris House

Category: Alcohol, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Court ordered treatment

In a perfect world, people with substance abuse and addiction issues would seek out the help they need to recover before any legal issues arose. In the world in which we live, however, drug abuse often leads to the involvement of the law. The upside of this phenomenon?  According to the National Institute on Drug…

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….

Awareness initiatives focused on educating the public about the dangers of excessive drinking are important; however, recent research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research shows that there is more work to be done. Here’s a closer look at data revealed by the article, “Trends in Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United…

Finding the right substance abuse treatment program is a priority for people of all ages and situations. However, the issue can be even more paramount for people from marginalized communities. One group requiring particular attention when it comes to substance abuse treatment is LGBT individuals. Here is a closer look at why members of the…

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Category: Addiction, Alcohol, Brain, Physiological

Addicts may be among the most misunderstood people in the world due to the many misperceptions that exist about them, as well as about the people who love and care for them. Unfortunately, these misperceptions can interfere with the path to recovery, which is why this article sets the record straight with a roundup of…

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Category: Alcohol, Alcohol

 What are High-Functioning Alcoholics? When most people hear the word “alcoholic,” a picture of the bumbling, fumbling, falling-down drunk comes to mind.  (Think Norm from Cheers.) Not all alcoholics fall into this category. In fact, many alcoholics give off the appearance of being productive, high achieving, and “together.” Beneath the surface, however, the situation may…