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Fight Addiction by Keeping Your Mind in the Moment

The better your focus on the task at hand, the less space will be left in your mind for stress—and the more productive you’ll be. The ideal is a “flow” state of consciousness, keeping your mind in the moment, where you become completely absorbed in your work and are fully enjoying it. Sound impossible? To…

long term meth effects

The Long-Term Effects of Meth Use

The long-term effects of meth can be incredibly detrimental. Methamphetamine is an incredibly addictive drug that can cause a variety of health problems. Many people end up getting addicted to this drug and have a hard time getting off of it. Addiction is by far one of the worst side effects of meth. Kemah Palms…

man holding head suffering suboxone withdrawal symptoms at start of suboxone withdrawal timeline

How to Handle Suboxone Withdrawal

Addiction to prescription drugs can be as dangerous as other forms of addiction, but people rarely give it the same level of caution. Prescription medication is often seen as more legitimate, leading to a lot of misconceptions about how dangerous abuse can be. Suboxone addiction can be particularly devastating, since Suboxone is often prescribed to…

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…

Recognizing the Symptoms of Alcoholism

Don’t underestimate the danger of alcohol. Although it’s a legal drug and ridiculously easy to buy, it carries a high addiction potential. Are you currently struggling with the symptoms of alcoholism? Here’s how you can find out. Don’t Let Definitions Trick You into a False Sense of Security When talking about the symptoms of alcoholism,…

teens suffering from teenage drug addiction

Teenage Drug Addiction

Learn the symptoms and statistics of teenage drug addiction. Call Kemah Palms Recovery® for effective teen addiction treatment.   As a parent, you should be aware of the signs and effects of teenage drug addiction. If you see these signs, help your teen get early, effective treatment. Be alert to changes in your child and…

What are Benzos and how can you develop an addiction

What are Benzos?

Benzodiazepine abuse is increasing and can pose serious risks for users. But, what are benzos? Benzodiazepines are a prescription medication that commonly treat conditions such as anxiety disorders. Roughly 5% of Americans are prescribed benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan and nearly 10% of Americans have abused or become addicted to benzos. Emergency rooms…

man suffering form the opioid crisis

Is There Really an Opioid Crisis?

Throughout US history, the country has seen various addiction issues come and go. The one crisis that never seems to go away is the opioid crisis. Is the crisis real? It’s nearly impossible to open a newspaper or information website without seeing the bad news. Above all, teens and adults alike are literally dying because…

a cup of lean sits on a table answering the question what is lean

What is Lean?

Opiates are some of the most commonly abused drugs. Despite their many medical uses, opiates are highly addictive. Opiates include illicit drugs like heroin, as well as prescription opiates like Oxycontin, morphine, and Codeine. Unfortunately, taking opiates regularly, even as prescribed, can lead to physical and psychological addiction. When prescription opiates are diverted to black…

woman wonders what is fentanyl as she ponders her addiction

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is gaining notoriety along with the spread of the opioid epidemic. Many people wonder what is fentanyl when they hear of people abusing the drug. In a nutshell, fentanyl is a powerful opiate. It is a regulated drug that doctors can prescribe to patients. Because of its potency, people can become easily addicted to…

woman replacing unhealthy habits

Replacing Unhealthy Habits with Healthy Ones: 7 Things Addicts Should Know

Among our primary values at Kemah Palms Recovery® is a commitment to assisting clients in replacing unhealthy habits with positive ones. If you’re investigating Houston substance abuse treatment programs, you know what it’s like to have a habit you want to get rid of. You know that the claim “I can quit whenever I want” fails the FTTP (From…

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Starting Over: Your Personal Relapse Prevention Plan

Following last week’s post on relapse triggers, this week discusses making an individual relapse prevention plan. If you’re in a 12-Step program, start by revisiting your self-inventory from Step 4. Highlight the factors that had the biggest influence on your turning to—and staying in—substance abuse. Asking Questions When Building Your Relapse Prevention Plan When doing…