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Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Substance abuse is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. Just as many factors go into creating addiction, many factors also impact treatment and recovery. While medications, behavioral therapy and counseling, and support groups often come first to mind when we think of substance abuse treatment plans, another element also comes into play when it comes to…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment comprises many elements aimed at helping individuals develop the skills and strategies they need to achieve sobriety and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These typically include individual and group therapy, family and/or marriage counseling, classes, support meetings, and follow-up care. “Alternative therapies” also make the list, and can include everything from…

Adults defined as “sexual minority,” including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer (LGBTQ), have higher rates of substance misuse and substance use disorders than their heterosexual peers, according to statistics shared by the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Specifically, they’re two times more likely than heterosexuals to have used…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

Addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction. It can and does impact people from all walks of life. For certain careers, however, substance use and abuse can present special challenges. One such path is the military. Here’s a closer look at the topic of military service and addiction. An Official Position The Department of Defense is firm…

Written By: Natalie Garrett

Category: Addiction

The Sober Curious Movement Maybe you’re over spending days recovering from one night out partying. Perhaps you’re looking around, and seeing your peers establishing careers, families, and first houses while you feel behind the curve. You could be a person that hits the gym all week, maintains an otherwise healthy lifestyle, and the drugs or…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

Open lines of communication are critical to the wellbeing of all human relationships. However, this is sometimes easier said than done — especially when sensitive topics are involved. In the case of substance use disorders, however, a productive conversation can be the difference between life and death. If you suspect that a family member or…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased levels of anxiety among Americans, according to a national poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Specifically, 36 percent said they felt the coronavirus was having a serious impact on their mental health, while 59 percent felt it was having a serious impact on their everyday lives….

Written By: Harris House

Category: LGBT addiction recovery

A recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals troubling findings: transgender adolescents are 2.5 times more likely than their non-transgender peers to use cocaine and methamphetamines in their lifetimes. They’re also twice as likely to report the misuse of prescription pain medication. If you are transgender or if you care for someone who is…

Written By: admin

Category: Addiction, Recovery

By the time most people reach out for help for addiction, the gap between themselves and their families is vast. Trust is in shambles and communication feels impossible. A sense of loss and overwhelm is pervasive throughout the family. It’s hard for family to understand what’s really going on, or what to do to help…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Substance use disorders and depression often go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, when a person overcomes an addiction and embraces sobriety, depression can remain. Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon, along with tips for how to manage depression during recovery. Substance Use Disorders and Depression Substance abuse and depression are common co-occurring conditions. In some cases, depression…

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