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…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Person writing in a notebook.

Throughout our lives from the time we are children, we’re often encouraged to journal. From exploring our thoughts to becoming more self-aware to tracking progress toward our goals, journaling offers a myriad of benefits. As it turns out, journaling can also facilitate powerful results as part of the addiction recovery process. Here’s a closer look…

Written By Harris House

Category: Alcohol, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Skull and crossbones.

Drinking alcohol to excess is bad for everyone. However, for people with diabetes, alcohol use disorder (AUD) can be especially dangerous. Here’s a closer look at why people with diabetes should drink in moderation, and what can be done for those who may be struggling with problem drinking. About Diabetes and AUD The human body…

Written By Harris House

Category: Alcohol, Blog, Recovery

Person holding a sign labeled Women's health.

High-risk drinking is on the rise in the United States, according to research published in JAMA. One of the populations experiencing the most significant increases in terms of using alcohol to a point that’s dangerous or harmful is women. Here’s a closer look at the data, what it means, why it’s happening, and how targeted treatment…

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