Alcoholism

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Teenage Drug Addiction Treatment

Teenage drug addiction is on the rise and affects millions of teenagers and families each year. Do you have a teenager who is struggling with addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other illicit substances? If so, seek out teenage drug addiction treatment to help your teen turn their life around for the better. Young adult drug…

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is the abuse of multiple drugs simultaneously. This can be the abuse of legal over the counter products, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, or any combination of the three. People can be doing this without being aware. For example, if you are on Xanax and you drink wine every night you are a polysubstance…

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Psychological Effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic in Individuals & Families

Substance Abuse & Addiction During the Covid Pandemic Kemah Palms is an adult residential substance abuse program located in Kemah, Texas, so for those of you that maybe aren’t in the Houston area, we are South Houston towards the coastline about 45 minutes south of Houston. If you are in the area and you know…

Addiction Recovery is a Work in Progress

You may have seen some version of this slogan: “Please be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.” Yes, we remain a work in progress throughout our lives. We all have setbacks and relapses, false starts and blind alleys. Those who refuse to accept that truth, and who demand mistake-proof performance from themselves, are doomed…

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Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is one of the most common patterns of excessive alcohol use. Unlike heavy drinking, which entails consuming a large amount of alcohol regularly over time, binge drinking is consuming high amounts of alcohol within two hours or less. There are many dangers of binge drinking, including the risk of developing alcohol abuse disorder….

How to Avoid Relapse During Thanksgiving

The annual holiday season brings stress to many people and even entire families. We all reflect fondly on this time of year, but also look forward to the season’s end to get back into a routine. If you’re newly sober, one concern you likely have is how to avoid relapse during Thanksgiving. Is this easier…

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Physical Dependence Happens With Addiction

You may have an addiction that has a strong physical dependence element to it. Recovery from this type of addiction often requires a customized plan. At Kemah Palms, we have programs to help you overcome a dependence that is physical in nature, such as with benzodiazepines and opioids. What is Physical Dependence? Physical dependence is…

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Does Yoga Help With Chronic Pain?

Have you been wondering: Does yoga help with chronic pain? You might think that coping without your painkiller addictions could leave you with uncontrollable levels of pain. Fortunately, Kemah Palms Recovery® works to teach you effective techniques, coping skills and exercises to help you manage and relieve your pain. One way to do this is…

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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…

Fearsome Floods of Addiction Relapse

Houston had enough flooding last spring to give anyone chronic ombrophobia (fear of rain). While the high waters have long since receded, periodic “flash flood watches” continue—as do nervous glances at the afternoon sky. Will we relapse into fear of rain? The Storms of Life Are Out to Get Me “At least Houston doesn’t have…

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Finding the Best Rehab Center in Galveston TX

It takes more than looking through internet search results to choose the best rehab center in Galveston TX for your drug problem. You have to consider specific factors to narrow down a list of potential places first. Then, you should investigate each rehab to determine which one will meet your needs. Understanding the detox and…

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Tips for Finding a Job After Recovery From an Addiction

Finding a job after recovery is something that plays a significant role. Reducing the likeliness of relapse after leaving rehab. For many individuals, entering rehab for several months at a time will require them to put their careers on hold. Others choose to have a fresh start by making a career change. Whatever the reason,…