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…

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…

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….

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog, Recovery

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…

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…

Substance abuse disorder

While HIV is no longer viewed as a life sentence due to advancements in prevention and treatment, it remains a major public health crisis in the US — especially among segments of the LGBTQ community, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Unfortunately, some of the factors that make LGBTQ people vulnerable to HIV also make…

Rehab

Addiction takes a serious toll on your body. The good news is that there are many positive steps you can take during recovery, not just to improve your physical wellness, but also to reduce your risk of relapse. Here’s a closer look at some things you can do to regain one of your most valuable…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Relapse

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…