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How is Therapeutic Recreation Used in Addiction Recovery?

When it comes to treating substance addiction, there is a wide range of treatment options. In this day and age, addiction treatment facilities like Kemah Palms Recovery® prefer to use modern treatment techniques. This might include everything from a holistic approach to healing all the way through the scientific method approach. One of the most…

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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…

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Addiction Recovery: Be Willing to Be Imperfect

Strictly speaking, stress “drives” no one to drink—the actual decision is the drinker’s alone. Practically speaking, there’s no question that chronically stressed people are the highest-risk group for becoming addicted and stress management is essential to recovery. If they don’t start using to escape the stress itself, they may become addicted to medications prescribed for…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

If you are familiar with addiction, you may have heard addiction referred to as a disease. But why is addiction a disease? Addiction involves complex changes to your pleasure and reward center and interferes with your brain’s ability to produce and release the proper amounts of neurotransmitters. Like other mental health disorders, addiction results in changes…

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Stay Sober Over the Christmas Holiday With Our Help

It can be difficult to stay sober over the Christmas holiday. Christmas is a time to get together with friends and family. You may feel the temptation to drink. The holidays can bring on rough emotions, guilt and shame. You don’t have to feel this way, and you don’t have to drink. You can avoid…

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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…

Help for a Drinking Problem

There’s no doubt that struggling with an alcohol problem causes a lot of personal trauma. By reading this post, it would appear you are ready to get help, and that’s an excellent idea. Obviously, your drinking problem is not going to go away on its own. While living within the confines of any addiction, it’s…

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Fitness and Sobriety: A Dual Path to Wellness

In recent years, the integration of fitness and sobriety has emerged as a powerful synergy in the realm of addiction recovery. This integration represents a holistic approach to wellness that recognizes the profound connection between physical health and sobriety. By intertwining fitness activities with the journey of recovery, individuals embark on a path of transformation…

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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…

What is Step 7 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Seven of the 12 Steps: We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. The key word in Step Seven of the 12 Steps is “humbly”–no blame-shifting, no excuses, no attempts to dictate what else has to change before you can. No matter what your parents did or didn’t do, no matter what pressures you faced…

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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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Are You in Denial? How to Recognize Substance Abuse

There’s nothing worse than having friends or family who recognize substance abuse nagging you to change… except for having a little voice in your own head suggesting that the “nags” may have a point. When it seems that everyone you were close to is changing for the worse—because so many people are hinting or saying…