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Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery

Partying is a widely accepted, and often glamorized, part of the college experience. Unfortunately, this can lead to substance abuse and addiction for many young people. Not only that, but lack of acknowledgement of the issue can further compound the problem.  Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon, along with the important role collegiate recovery…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

Addiction doesn’t just affect the substance abuser. It also affects everyone in that person’s life. This is seen no more clearly than in the case of spouses, who are often impacted in profoundly detrimental ways ranging from the psychological to the economical. While these challenges can seem hopeless, there are some things you can to…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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…

The United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. While opioid misuse and related overdoses can happen to anyone, opioid use is especially high among the LGBTQ population. Here’s a closer look at the problem, its causes, and possible solutions, as discussed in a 2018 report from the National LGBT Health Education Center….

Written By: Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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

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

“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…

LGBTQ people face a number of health issues stemming from “societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights,” according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The good news? Research is underway aimed at correcting the disparity, although experts are still calling for more nationally-representative health-related surveys. Here’s a…

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

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

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…

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