Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Pharmacist helping a customer.

When most people think of drug addicts, they usually think of street drugs like crack, cocaine, ice, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, and LSD. However, the reality is that there’s an equal if not larger threat out there, and it may be lurking in your very own medicine cabinet. We’re talking about prescription drugs and prescription drug…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Codeine

Many doctors prescribe codeine for patients suffering from moderate pain. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that mixing codeine with alcohol can have dangerous, and even deadly, outcomes. Read on for a closer look at the consequences of mixing codeine and alcohol, along with information on codeine addiction and codeine addiction treatment. About Codeine and Alcohol…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Sweeping away debt.

Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the lives of addicts. In addition to harming their physical health and destroying their relationships, addiction also impacts its victims in another detrimental way: financially. Here’s a closer look at the issue, along with how people who are on the road to recovery can begin to regain control of their…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Addiction recovery

Broken relationships are a key part of the realities of most addicts. The good news? While it may not always seem possible, repairing these relationships is a key part of the journey to healing. Here’s a closer look at where — and how — relationship healing fits into addiction recovery. From Broken Relationships…. It is…

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Category: Blog

Hands creating a heart.

LGBT adults are more than twice as likely to report using drugs in the past year as their heterosexual counterparts, according to the Center on Addiction. They’re also more likely to binge drink, smoke cigarettes, and to report having had drug and alcohol problems. All of this begs the question: Why do members of the…

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Category: Blog

Medical doctor with the words detox overlaid.

If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD), detox can be an invaluable lifeline and crucial part of your journey toward sobriety. Wondering what detox is and what it involves? Here’s a closer look at everything you need to know about detox. Defining “Detox” The first step to understanding detox…

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Category: Blog

Chalkboard with FMLA written.

In a perfect world, people suffering from addiction would have all the time and resources they needed for treatment. In the world we live in, however, we all have obligations, some of which can become obstacles to recovery. Work-related challenges are among the most common faced by addicts. Specifically, the fear of losing a job…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse

Rainbow flag.

LGBT community members are particularly vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction. In fact, while the rate of drug and alcohol abuse for the general population is nine percent, it skyrockets to as high as 30 percent in the LGBT population. Given this data, it’s clear that this is a serious problem meriting significant attention. The…

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Category: Blog

Group of people cheering with beers.

Demi Lovato’s recent drug overdose — after years of sobriety — shone the light on an important subject. Relapse is very much part of the reality for addicts and the people who love them. Here’s a closer look at drug addiction and relapse, along with why treatment is a critical part of the recovery equation….

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog

Vials, pills and a syringe.

Drug addiction is linked with a number of impacts, ranging from problems at work and changes in appearance to physical health woes and financial challenges. One particularly dangerous consequence associated with recreational and prescription use and substance abuse is drug-induced psychosis. Here’s a closer look at the issue. Understanding Psychosis According to the National Alliance…