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Category: Addiction, Psychological, Recovery

As scientists have increased their knowledge about both the human brain and the nature of substance abuse, a variety of clinical treatments for drug addiction have emerged. One effective tool used to address addiction as part of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Here is a closer look at this…

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Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological, Recovery

Anyone who watched television in the 1980s remembers the commercial depicting an egg being cracked into a steaming hot frying pan accompanied by the dramatic voice-over, “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” While the commercial may have been both memorable and compelling, it also did little to enrich our…

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Category: Addiction, Recovery

Life is a series of chances to learn from the past in order to embrace a brighter future. For many addicts, however, letting go of past mistakes and reclaiming life through recovery can be easier said than done. Unfortunately, this can be an impediment to living well after recovery. Luckily, there are some things you can do…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Recovery

While no one sets out to actively enable a loved one’s addictions, the reality is that many people end up crossing this line out of the misguided sense that they’re “helping.” Unfortunately, these behaviors can stand in the way of recovery and even endanger your loved one’s life. If you’re ready to stop enabling and…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Recovery

No one wants to feel alone. Unfortunately, this feeling is a daily reality for many members of the LGBT community. And while acceptance is growing, LGBT individuals often end up feeling isolated and rejected—sometimes by the people they love and who love them most. Factor in the drug and alcohol abuse issue, and many LGBT addicts end…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Recovery

Drug abuse is a global epidemic. However, it’s also a catastrophic problem at the local level, from which no city or town is immune. The St. Louis area is far from the exception. Here’s a closer look at five eye-opening facts and figures about the dire problem with St. Louis drug addiction. 1. Heroin-related deaths…

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Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Who doesn’t want to help a loved one overcome a life-threatening addiction? However, there’s a fine line between “supportive” and “enabling,” and many people inadvertently cross it. While well-intentioned, stumbling into this pitfall can ultimately interfere with recovery while causing physical and psychological harm to the addict and the enabler alike. Wondering if you’ve crossed…

Just as every individual’s path to addiction is different, so is every individual’s path to sobriety. Despite these differences, however, many common obstacles occur along the way. In addition to the usual set of potential pitfalls, members of the LGBT community may face even more challenges than their heterosexual counterparts. Read on for a look…

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. “  While this quote from Marie Curie applies to many aspects of life, it’s particularly apt when it comes to alcoholism and withdrawal. Indeed, fear of withdrawal can be an unfortunate impediment to recovery—one that can be bypassed via increased awareness about the…

What is the single biggest obstacle to recovery faced by many addicts and substance abusers? Admitting they have a problem. This mindset interferes with many addicts getting the help they need in order to regain control of their lives. In many cases, in fact, admitting the problem and seeking treatment—specifically intensive inpatient drug rehab—is the key to…