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: Abuse, Addiction, Trauma

Adult holding a Childs hand.

Sixty percent of American children are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse in their homes, schools, and communities, according to statistics shared by the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Unfortunately, the impact of childhood trauma can continue to play out well into adulthood—often in the form of substance abuse issues. Here’s a closer…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Physiological, Recovery, Trauma

Prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While addiction is an equal opportunity affliction, some people are more susceptible to substance abuse and addiction than others. One industry, in particular, where workers are especially vulnerable to drug use and all of…

It is easy to recognize the harmful effects of substance abuse on the addict, but addicts are not the only ones affected by substance abuse. Often, addicts become abusive towards their loved ones. Philosophical debates abound regarding whether substance abuse actually begets domestic violence or whether it merely amplifies a previously existing condition, personality, or characteristic….

Between 7 and 8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD over the course of their lifetimes, according to the National Center for PTSD. While coping with the condition is hard enough on its own, a growing body of research indicates that people who suffer from PTSD are more likely to become addicted to drugs and…

Crystal Karges is a Masters-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a specialty focus in eating disorders, maternal/child health and wellness, and intuitive eating. We recently asked Crystal for her insight on eating disorder recovery and the relationships between disordered eating, mental health, and substance abuse. Here’s what she shared: Can you tell us about the…

There is a large emotional component to addiction that cannot be ignored if you intend to truly recover from addiction for good. The reality is that addiction is not just physical in nature; as such, success in addiction recovery is not just about detox. Detox is designed to break the cycle of physical dependency on…

Any animal lover can tell you right away that having a pet around is a pleasure and a tremendous boost to your feelings of wellbeing and happiness. For this reason, scientists started researching the effect that pets have on humans, and the field of animal-assisted therapy was born. What is Animal-Assisted Therapy? Therapet, a non-profit…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Brain, Trauma

Psychological trauma occurs when it is not possible to process a situation with one’s usual, everyday coping mechanisms, leaving the individual in fear for his life or sanity. Trauma can be due to violence, helplessness, physical pain, illness, grief, or physical, verbal, or emotional abuse. While we recover from setbacks every day, the effects of…