Addiction Rehab

Best rehab programs for young adults in Texas

Rehab Programs for Young Adults

Approximately 5.1 million young adults age 18-25 struggles with substance abuse. In addition, 3.4 million young adults have had a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder. The number of heroin users in this age bracket has doubled in the last decade making drug and alcohol addiction a true crisis for young adults. Rehab programs for young…

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What are the Most Abused Prescription Drugs?

In recent years, the nation has seen an explosion in prescription medication abuse. Many experts now consider this to be one of the worst drug epidemics the country has ever experienced. In fact, this is something that should trouble us all. At this time, it’s safe to say that the most abused prescription drugs are…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health: The Question of Psychiatric Medication

As noted last week’s blog on mental illness and substance abuse, many people with substance abuse and mental health greatly impact each other. This runs the spectrum from mild but chronic depression to complete lack of capacity for comprehending reality. Proper understanding and treatment of mental illness may keep many from turning to addictive substances…

What is Step 9 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Nine of the 12 Steps : We made direct amends to such persons [“all persons we had wronged,” Step Eight] whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. For many 12-Steppers, the subordinate clause in Step Nine of the 12 Steps (“except when …”) seems a welcome excuse for avoiding…

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Unhealthy Coping Skills & Addiction

Unhealthy coping skills impact peoples’ lives more than they know. They impact how people talk, work, and interact with others. These poor coping skills can cause people to seek the use of drugs or alcohol in order to escape. Developing healthy coping skills allows people to find peace and experience a healthy life. Learn how…

Knowing and Using Good Sobriety Advice

After months of dealing with substance abuse and recovery, you may be up to your ears in sobriety advice. When you still didn’t want to hear it, everyone advised you to cut down or quit. When you began to seriously consider quitting, everyone recommended a different approach. And still, everywhere you turn, people air their…

Success Stories from Kemah Palms: Triumphs Over Addiction

Addiction is a universal challenge that touches the lives of countless individuals across the globe. Its complexity can be bewildering, often leaving those affected searching for answers and solutions. To navigate this intricate issue, it’s crucial to delve into the very heart of addiction, comprehending its definition, and unraveling the profound impact it has on…

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The Science Behind Addiction

The Science Behind Addiction The science behind addiction involves a condition where something that was once pleasurable becomes indispensable to your daily life. Drug addiction is an overwhelming desire, uncontrollable use, and then compulsive use. Addiction also includes continuing to use a drug despite any repeated or harmful consequences. People use drugs for many reasons….

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What Are Side Effects of Xanax?

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat conditions related to anxiety. Due to their calming effect, benzodiazepines like Xanax are highly effective in treating symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack disorders. Unfortunately, because the effects of Xanax are so powerful, the medication is prone to abuse. Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications…

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Challenging the Stigma of Addiction: Changing Perceptions through Education

Addiction, long shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding, remains one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. For far too long, individuals struggling with addiction have faced not only the physical and psychological challenges of the disease but also the burden of societal judgment and condemnation. However, as awareness grows and attitudes shift,…

What is Step 11 of the 12 Steps Program

Step 11 of the 12 Steps: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry it out. As you begin Step 11 of the 12 Steps, you may recall that our post on Step Two…

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Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery

Once you’re detoxed, self-evaluated, and feeling hopeful for a substance-free future, it’s time to clarify your vision for that future. Few things are as universally advocated as setting goals during substance abuse treatment. Yet, even the healthiest people struggle to define what those concepts mean for them. As the saying goes, “If it were easy,…