Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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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: Blog, Recovery, Recovery

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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: Recovery, Sobriety

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” While this inspiring sentiment applies to many aspects of life, it’s especially suitable for addiction and recovery—particularly when it comes to the concept of forgiveness. Here’s a closer look…

Awareness initiatives focused on educating the public about the dangers of excessive drinking are important; however, recent research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research shows that there is more work to be done. Here’s a closer look at data revealed by the article, “Trends in Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United…

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Category: Addiction, Recovery

Think “being sober” is the same as “being in recovery?” Think again. While the two terms may seem interchangeable, there is a very important distinction when it comes to addiction. Here’s a closer look at the issue, along with why acknowledging the difference between sobriety and recovery can be essential to overcoming addiction and regaining…

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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…

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 17 million adults ages 18 and older have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Unfortunately, in the age of mega, giga, terra, and national debt at or near $20 trillion, a million just does not sound quite as big as it used to. Nor does…

Probably one of the first questions people suffering from addictions ask themselves when considering rehab options is, “Do I have to become an inpatient resident in a facility, or

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Even though you have come to realize that living the life of an addict is hard, you may feel that breaking free from your addiction will be even harder. If you feel that way, the good news is that there are steps you can take to help you get over the initial hurdles of breaking…

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