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: Recovery, Recovery

Father speaking to his son.

Whether you are currently struggling with addiction or you have been in addiction recovery for a while, the time may come when you feel like a conversation with your kids is appropriate. Read on for a closer look at how to explain past or present addiction to a child. Children and Exposure to Addiction Millions…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Addiction recovery group meeting in a circle.

If you’re in recovery, you’ve probably encountered the word “sponsor.” While it may sound like a formal term, the concept is a simple one. Explains the Recovery Research Institute, “A sponsor is a fellow 12-step mutual-help member with lived recovery experience that is intended to guide a newer member (i.e., with less recovery time) through…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Group of people exercising.

Addiction recovery is a multifaceted process involving four major dimensions, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): health, home, purpose, and community. One component shown to support recovery across several of these measures is exercise. While exercise can be an invaluable tool for getting and staying sober, it can also become…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Group of workers with reflective vests and hard hat entering a construction site.

Did you know that statistically some industries are associated with higher rates of drug abuse and addiction? In fact, while the overall rate of substance use disorder was 9.5 percent among full-time workers aged 18 to 64 across all sectors, this number spikes much higher in certain industries. Which industries those are may surprise you….

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

Person refusing a glass of wine.

Recovering addicts face many challenges on the path to sobriety. One of the most significant obstacles?  Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS.) The good news is that understanding PAWS can help support treatment and prevent relapse. Here’s a closer look at what all addicts and the people who love them should know about PAWS. What Is PAWS?…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Woman sleeping.

“From alcohol to opioids, most addictive substances can induce sleep disturbances that persist despite abstinence and may increase the risk for relapse,” says research published in the academic journal, Current Psychiatry. Not only that, nearly all FDA-approved sleep medications are controlled substances which, while safe for use by most people, can be dangerous territory for…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Person moving into a drug rehab with a suitcase.

Many people use the terms sober house and halfway house interchangeably. While they are similar in several ways, they are not the same thing. Here’s a closer look at these two different resources for people in addiction recovery. Sober and Halfway Houses: Key Similarities Sober living homes and halfway houses share several commonalities, starting with…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

Woman reading a resume.

The job hunt is hard enough for most people. However, people who have struggled with addiction, there can be another obstacle: whether or not to tell potential employers about past drug use and/or a stint in rehab. As with most things in life, the answer is not as straightforward as it may seem. Furthermore, there…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Two hands forming a heart.

Most experts agree that people who are in addiction recovery should avoid new relationships until they’ve achieved at least a year of sobriety. This includes starting a relationship while in rehab. Wondering why this matters so much? Here’s a closer look at three reasons behind the rule. 1. Love can be a “replacement addiction.” Addicts…

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