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Heroin Addiction and Methadone Detox

Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive painkiller. It’s relatively cheap to buy, so people who develop an opiate addiction switch to it to save money. However, they can still spend hundreds of dollars a day to maintain their habit. Those with heroin addiction could save their lives and money if they enter a methadone…

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Licensed Professional Rehab Center Kemah TX

Whether it’s illicit drugs, prescription medications or alcohol, substance addiction has become an epidemic in North America. For example, in 2017, “19.7-million Americans ages 12 and up suffered from a substance use disorder.” However, there is hope with a licensed professional rehab center in Kemah, TX, that uses proven treatments for addiction recovery. At Kemah…

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Understanding Common Relapse Triggers

Last week, we discussed overconfidence and entitlement as factors in relapse. Today, we’ll explore other things that commonly function as “triggers” in tempting someone to return to the familiar bottle, needle, or other sources of chemical comfort. First, though, a couple of facts about relapse triggers that everyone should remember: Relapsers are in particular danger…

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How to Get Off Opioids

Codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone are common opioids. You might receive them as prescriptions from your doctor. Maybe you started using them in an off-label way for the high. Now, you need help figuring out how to get off opioids. Find a Facility That Has a Chronic Pain Care Program A good-quality opioid addiction treatment center…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. What’s the connection between the holiday season, impaired driving, and alcohol abuse? Be honest. Have you driven a car when you were impaired? Here’s what you need to know about stopping the behavior. What’s Behind National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 is in…

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The Perils of Replacement Addictions

If nicotine is among your old chemical indulgences, you’ve probably heard the line “quit smoking, get fat.” While many former smokers do gain a few pounds, that’s not always a bad thing. Nicotine is an appetite suppressant and also speeds up metabolism, which can lead to chain smokers becoming underweight. Unhealthy weight loss is even…

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Drug Detox in Houston: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve been struggling with addiction for years and you finally decide to put an end to it. It sounds like a good idea in your head, but when you try to go through with it, things get difficult. Suddenly, the withdrawal symptoms set in and you want nothing more than for them to stop….

You’re Not Invincible from Relapse

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” -Holy Bible, New International Version, 1 Corinthians 10:12 Initial detox from chemical dependence is exhilarating. You feel better—physically, mentally, and emotionally—than you have in years. Anything seems possible. You believe wholeheartedly that “I’ll never go back to that old misery!” You believe you’re immune to relapse….

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A Guide to Detoxing at Home

Many cases of drug addiction come from a need to self-medicate due to a painful physical condition. Do you suffer from back pains, neck strain, knee discomfort, or some other issue that has you in agony? Sometimes, you get to a place where you will take or do anything to get rid of some of…

Pain Prevention and Stress Management

A substantial portion of drug abuse now starts as legitimate painkiller prescriptions. Time Magazine even gave the problem front-cover status. In light of that, addiction treatment and non-chemical pain relief are practically conjoined twins when it comes to pain prevention. We’ve talked before about painkiller addiction, about mindfulness-based pain prevention, and about Dr. Flowers’s expertise…

How to Help an Alcoholic

It’s hard to watch a relative, friend or colleague struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). You may wonder if your loved one wants help and what you can do. Although everyone’s situation is different, there are a few guidelines on how to help an alcoholic. Steps for How to Help an Alcoholic When someone needs…

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The 12 Steps for Addiction: A Refresher Course

What Are The 12 Steps? Since Alcoholics Anonymous introduced them in the 1930s, “the 12 Steps” have become virtually inseparable from any discussion of addiction recovery. At least 200 organizations–an “Anonymous” for everything from narcotics to hoarding to pornography–and countless treatment centers employ 12-Step programs for the benefit of their members or patients. Still, many…