Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Relapse

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In a perfect world, people suffering from addiction would have all the time and resources they needed for treatment. In the world we live in, however, we all have obligations, some of which can become obstacles to recovery. Work-related challenges are among the most common faced by addicts. Specifically, the fear of losing a job…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Physiological

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and special time in a woman’s life; however, it can also be a frightening, overwhelming and dangerous time, particularly for addicts. Addiction can strike anyone at any time, and pregnant women are not exempt. The good news is that pregnant addicts are not without hope or help….

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Physiological

Benzodiazepines, AKA “benzos,” are among the most commonly prescribed medications; however, just because they are prescribed by doctors does not mean they come without the risk of addiction. In fact, many people who legally obtain these drugs end up abusing them for their sedating effects. If you or someone you love is affected by benzo addiction,…

Crystal methamphetamine, aka “crystal meth,” is a dangerous and illicit street drug. The legal ramifications of its use, possession, or sale are dire and often result in life-changing consequences, including everything from steep fines to jail time. Not only are the repercussions of crystal meth addiction catastrophic from a legal perspective,  but they’re also joined…

What is the single biggest obstacle to recovery faced by many addicts and substance abusers? Admitting they have a problem. This mindset interferes with many addicts getting the help they need in order to regain control of their lives. In many cases, in fact, admitting the problem and seeking treatment—specifically intensive inpatient drug rehab—is the key to…

There are many differences between men and women, but how does gender affect addiction? You may remember the book that gained popularity in the early 1990s entitled Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Though the book was about communication styles and relationship issues between men and women, it did open a sometimes humorous…

Written By Harris House

Category: Blog, Recovery

Growing Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Gratitude. It’s not something that happens overnight, especially for someone who has struggled with difficult life circumstances. But day by day, one decision at a time, it can grow like a rare and delicate flower. And like a flower, gratitude needs protection against assailants that would cause it to wither away. In a garden, those…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Hope is, indeed, alive. You must never give up! That’s the fundamental truth that we at Harris House want you to know. We understand that there are times when it seems like there’s a tether; something that binds you to addiction no matter what you do. But that tie can be undone and unwound for…