Addiction Rehab

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What Are the Most Common Signs of Alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse is one of the leading causes of death in the United States every year. It can be hard to know when a drinking habit becomes a problem. An alcohol use disorder does not develop overnight. But it can take many people by surprise.  Would you know the signs of alcoholism? And if you…

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Types of Group Therapy Used in Addiction Recovery

Several group therapy programs can help you process your addiction and move forward. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, we work with multiple therapeutic options that help people heal in a group framework. Discussing the underlying issues that contribute to addiction with a licensed psychotherapist in a group setting has many benefits for recovering addicts. Hearing the…

What is Step 2 of the 12 Steps Program?

Continuing our series on the 12 Steps. with Step Two of the 12 Steps Step Two of the 12 Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Although Alcoholics Anonymous first popularized the term “Higher Power” in the 1930s, few people then could have foreseen the exponential multiplication…

What is Step 12 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step 12 of the 12 Steps: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. On the path to Step 12 of the 12 Steps, most recovering substance abusers go through a “missionary phase” of…

What is Step 10 of the 12 Step Program?

Step 10 of the 12 Steps: We continued to take personal inventory, and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. Like it or not, recovery from addiction isn’t something you can do once and cross off your bucket list. We all get hungry again after eating, tired again after sleeping, dirty again after showering, flabby…

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Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawal from Xanax takes time as you experience symptoms of the release of the substance from your body. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, we offer professional solutions to help you overcome addiction and get through your Xanax withdrawal timeline. Our facility offers residential and outpatient treatment options, including detox and aftercare. The Reason You Need to…

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How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can sneak up on you. One day, you wake up to the shakes and never really thought of yourself as having a drinking problem. Now, you want to quit using. How long does alcohol detox last? Is It Safe to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey? It’s not safe to do it alone. Alcohol…

What is Step 3 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Three of the 12 Steps: We made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God, as we understood him. Step Three of the 12 Steps is the natural follow-up to Steps One and Two. First, we admit that we’ve lost control (Step 1). Then we acknowledge belief in…

What is Step 6 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Six of the 12 Steps: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “All these defects of character” refers to, of course, all the “wrongs” that came out privately in Step Four and were confessed in Step Five of the 12 Steps. In the relief of getting things out in…

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Symptoms Of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. You should take care to know what the symptoms of alcohol poisoning are if you spend time drinking or around people that do drink. This way you can identify alcohol poisoning before it becomes deadly. Anyone can get alcohol poisoning. Being aware of the dangers of heavy drinking can save…

What is Step 5 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Five of the 12 Steps: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Some religious traditions still practice formal “confession,” where a parishioner unburdens his or her conscience before a spiritual director who then assures the person of God’s forgiveness and recommends action to make up…

mixing xanax and alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

It’s mind-blowing to think anyone would mix two depressants without a clear understanding of what might happen. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what people are doing when they mix Xanax and alcohol. If that sounds like a bad idea, let us assure you it’s a very bad idea.  In the sections below, we will discuss the dangers…