Alcoholism

a group therapy session discussing what is rehab

What is Rehab?

Millions of Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder and the number seems to increase every day. Many people do not seek out the help that they need for their alcoholism. The ones that do often do not know where to start. you have been struggling with alcohol addiction, you probably have a lot of questions….

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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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…

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How to Find the Right Houston Recovery Centers

How do you find the right facility among a large number of Greater Houston recovery centers? It takes time and effort to find the right rehab center for you. Each has its own merits. Some offer more programs than others, some are smaller in size and allow for closer relationships to be built. It is…

a man suffering from co-occurring disorders

How to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders & Addiction

Mental health challenges can make an addiction problem worse. In some cases, they can cause one. In others, a drug can bring an underlying disorder to the forefront. What do you need to know about treating co-occurring disorders? Understanding the Breadth of the Co-Occurring Disorders Spectrum When dealing with addiction and mental health issues at…

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How to Find Heroin Rehab Centers in Texas

Many possible paths take people to the same problem of heroin addiction. For many, heroin takes the place of medications no longer available for chronic pain issues. For others, heroin is the mental escape many people seek from trauma or other psychological problems. Whether you suffered physical or mental pain that led you to heroin,…

Holistic Drug Rehab Centers in Houston

The city of Houston is home to dozens of drug rehab centers. Because of that, you might struggle to separate one from the other. Knowing the difference between traditional and holistic services is an excellent place to start. Then, you can decide if one of the holistic drug rehab centers in South Houston is right…

What is Step 8 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Eight of the 12 Steps: We made a list of all persons we had wronged, and became willing to make amends to them all. Step Eight of the 12 Steps is the first major move toward returning to the “real world” with changed behavior to match your changed attitude. In a way, this step is counterintuitive. If the…

The Power of Vision in Sobriety

A major key to finding freedom from chemical dependency is to avoid emphasizing “freedom from” at the expense of “freedom to.” Many people fail to stay clean because, on the subconscious level at least, they think that giving up drugs also means giving up stress relief, enjoyment, or other good-in-themselves things that they’ve come to…

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What Are the Most Common Signs of Alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse is one of the leading causes of death in the United States every year. It can be hard to know when a drinking habit becomes a problem. An alcohol use disorder does not develop overnight. But it can take many people by surprise.  Would you know the signs of alcoholism? And if you…

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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 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…