Addiction Rehab

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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…

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Should You Choose a Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Center?

What Is a Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Center? While many rehab centers have the necessary resources to help clients recover. A faith-based addiction treatment program in Texas will help clients plug into a higher power. This type of recovery program focuses on restoring your relationship with God as the center simultaneously treats you for your addiction….

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Is My Addiction Bad Enough for Rehab?

Have you been struggling with chronic pain and substance addiction? Have you asked yourself “Is my addiction bad enough for rehab?” or “do I need rehab?” Perhaps you worry that dealing with your addiction to painkillers could result in elevated levels of pain. Fortunately, there are more techniques, procedures, and coping skills available to manage…

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Finding Peace Within: Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into Addiction Recovery

In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, finding moments of peace and clarity can seem like a distant dream, especially for those grappling with addiction. However, amidst the chaos, there lies a powerful tool that has the potential to transform lives: mindfulness and recovery. Settle in because today we’re going to explore how…

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Stress Management Techniques for Addiction

Today, we’ll explore stress management techniques to overcome the perfectionism habit and live a lower-stress, more fulfilling, and higher-achieving life. First, though, there are a few things to understand about stress and how to deal with it. Perfectionism may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is not merely a bad habit but a mental…

The Will to Recover from Addiction

In recognition of July’s status as Independence Day month, our next several posts will focus on the theme of freedom and the will to recover. Like all major life changes, freedom from addiction is easier to dream of than to achieve. Anyone can wish for a better life; relatively few are willing to work for it. It’s…

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Trauma and Gambling Addiction

This presentation is on trauma and problematic gambling presented by Joanne Ketch, LPC, LMFAO, DC and SAP. Joanne Ketch is an LPC, LMS, LCD and a SAP, or Rdsap. Jane is a multi credentialed clinician serving professionals, medical staff, first responders and military, and Katy, Texas. This is an encore career for Joanne, and since…

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Understanding Psychological Dependence & Addiction

Substance abuse and drug addiction result in both physical and psychological dependency. While it is well known that substances like heroin and alcohol are physically addictive, they can also be psychologically addictive. Psychological dependence can involve drugs, alcohol, behavior, or a combination of the three. Addiction is complex, causing significant changes to your brain chemistry,…

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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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Understanding Behavioral Addictions

One can have many kinds of addictions, not just addiction to drugs or substances. Behavioral addictions can be equally debilitating, and they can affect the quality of life of the addict. In theory, people can get addicted to many seemingly healthy habits to the point where they affect their productivity or daily life activities. They…

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What Makes Drugs Addictive?

Drug addiction is a serious concern in the world today with millions of people suffering from this troubling condition. Whether minor or severe, addiction can be very damaging to anyone’s life — even the family members of those who are suffering. If you or somebody you know is suffering from addiction, then you should contact…

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Preventing Burnout in Recovery

Burnout is a pervasive issue affecting many individuals, particularly those in recovery from addiction. Recognizing and addressing burnout is crucial for maintaining overall well-being and sustaining progress in recovery. Whether it’s mental exhaustion, burnout physical symptoms, or strained relationships, understanding the signs and symptoms of burnout is the first step towards prevention and recovery. If…