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Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

It’s not surprising news that too much sugar is bad for us. From increasing the risk of heart disease to promoting tooth decay, the list of ills associated with added sugars goes on and on. Not only that, but scientists are constantly determining new ways that sugar is harmful to human health. One of the…

Approximately 30 percent of the LGBT community — compared to just nine percent of the general population — suffers from some form of addiction, according to a report shared by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). In addition to alcohol and substance addiction, this also includes process addictions. Here’s a closer look at process addictions…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Recovery, Recovery

Drug use has many health consequences on the body and brain. These include a weakened immune system; heart, lung and liver conditions; changes in appetite and weight loss; and seizures, stroke and brain damage. One lesser-known effect? Problems with memory, attention, and decision-making. Here’s a closer look at the impact of substance use disorder on…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Recovery, Recovery

How Divorce Impacts Your Addiction Recovery Journey No one enters a marriage expecting it to come to an end someday. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for millions of Americans, and people struggling with addiction — as well as those currently in addiction recovery —  are far from exempt. Here’s a closer look at the impact…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

From information about their sexual history to feelings of stress and depression, people keep many secrets from their primary care doctors. Unfortunately, lack of disclosure can interfere with a physician’s ability to provide optimal care for patients. One common — and detrimental — patient omission is substance use and substance use disorders. Here’s a closer…

Adults defined as “sexual minority,” e.g., LGBTQ individuals, are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs. They’re also more vulnerable to substance misuse and more severe substance use disorders and addiction than their heterosexual counterparts. Here’s a closer look at 10 common substances used and abused by LGBTQ individuals,…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

Substance abuse has many consequences. One that may go overlooked during recovery is dental health. Many people who struggle with addiction also have poor dental health due to factors including the effects of drug use itself and lack of proper dental hygiene and care. Unfortunately, this can end up becoming yet another obstacle on the…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction

Technology continues to advance society across a breadth and depth of areas. One of the most impacted industries? Healthcare. Also benefiting from advancements to technology within the healthcare sector is substance abuse treatment. If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with addiction, several tech tools can be used to help you achieve…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

More than nine million adults in the US experienced both mental illness and substance use disorder in 2018, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Known as “dual diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorders,” this phenomenon is very common, and it requires special attention in substance abuse treatment and recovery. Here’s a closer look…

A holistic approach to substance abuse treatment considers the many factors that lead to both addiction and recovery. It also acknowledges the importance of targeted treatment. Not all addicts are the same; nor should all treatment plans be the same. LGBTQ addicts face unique challenges on the recovery journey. One critical area of consideration? Sexual…

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