Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Group of people meeting in a circle.

Knowledge about substance use disorder and its treatments is always advancing. Choosing a rehabilitation program that adheres to the latest and most effective treatment practices can lead to improved outcomes for people struggling with addiction and the people who love them. As part of its Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Stay home and save lives sign.

Social distancing is considered to be one of the best defenses against the spread of COVID-19. However, the isolation it leads to is not without consequences of its own. While all people are impacted by pandemic-related social distancing requirements, experts say that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) and those who are homeless face unique…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Addiction, Blog

Tubes filled with yellow liquid.

When COVID-19 first reached pandemic proportions earlier this year, Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) warned that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) could be hit particularly hard by the virus. Now, research published in the academic journal, Molecular Psychiatry, confirms Dr. Volkow’s prediction to be true. While…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Substance misuse

Prescription opioid and heroin misuse affects millions of Americans every year. Unfortunately, the prevalence of opioid use and misuse is on the rise. You may have heard the words “dependence” and “addiction” to describe this growing public health problem. While these terms are related, they are not interchangeable. Here’s a closer look at the difference…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog

Two teens vaping.

The teen years are often thought of as a time for experimentation. Unfortunately, this can be a damaging perspective when it comes to experimentation and drug use. Why? Because what many people assume is a passing phase can easily turn into drug abuse and addiction. Vaping, in particular, represents a new threat to the health…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog

Medical professional holding a red ribbon.

Approximately 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV, according to the website HIV.gov. People who inject drugs are at increased risk of viral infections, including HIV diagnoses. A 2019 government initiative, Ending HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, sets forth four key strategies aimed at eliminating HIV infections in this country. In addition…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Alcohol, Alcohol

Laughing group of friends.

Most people go out and have a drink every now and then, while others occasionally drink to excess. But how do you know when “casual drinking” has turned into something more — like a serious alcohol use disorder (AUD)? As it turns out, even mild symptoms that may seem perfectly harmless can indicate an existing…

Rainbow flag

Adults defined as “sexual minority,” including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer (LGBTQ), have higher rates of substance misuse and substance use disorders than their heterosexual peers, according to statistics shared by the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Specifically, they’re two times more likely than heterosexuals to have used…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Microscopic view of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the health and wellbeing of the world right now. While we often think of the elderly and people with serious underlying conditions as the most vulnerable to coronavirus complications, another subset of the population may also be at increased risk: people with substance use disorders. Here’s a closer look at…

Man holding a rainbow flag over his head.

A growing body of evidence tells us that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community are at increased risk for substance abuse and addiction. There’s good news, however. Research also indicates that early interventions can be an invaluable preventative measure. Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon, along with how parents…

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