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Deciding Between Detox Centers in Houston

Detoxification is the beginning of your journey toward long-lasting recovery. It’s not easy. However, with the help of one of the detox centers in South Houston, it’s possible to do so safely and comfortably. How do you pick the right facility? Understanding the Mechanism of Chemical Dependency Recovery from addiction happens in two stages. Firstly,…

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When Prescriptions Become a Problem: Medication Abuse

Although prescription medication abuse is now a topic of common knowledge, many people still assume that if doctors are allowed to recommend something, going a little farther with it can’t be so bad. The truth is, especially with opiate medications such as Percocet or OxyContin, anyone who steps outside carefully regulated therapeutic boundaries is playing…

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Addiction Help: Panic Attack vs Anxiety Attack

People often wonder what is a panic attack vs anxiety attack. The terms are very similar, and symptoms can often look like each other. However, both often indicate the presence of an underlying mental health disorder. Left untreated, symptoms from these disorders can quickly become debilitating and affect your daily life. Treating underlying emotions with…

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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Motivational Interventions in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Using Motivational Intervention in Addiction Treatment This week’s presentation is on motivational interventions in substance use disorder treatment. Thank you to our presenting partner Vaughn Gilmore with the Menninger Clinic. There’s a lot here to cover and we’re certainly not going to cover everything but but sort of to start out with really an idea…

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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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How is Neurofeedback Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment?

If you haven’t heard of it before, you may be wondering, “What is neurofeedback therapy?” Neurofeedback, which is also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, is a form of therapy that assesses brainwave activity in a patient. The computer-based neurofeedback therapy program then works to reorganize and retrain brain signals. This happens through the use of…

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Dealing With Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety is a huge problem in the United States. According to the latest statistics, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety. Anxiety causes difficult emotions that can arise suddenly and even forcefully. When dealing with anxiety, people often turn to things that harm them more in the end. Some people drown their anxiety in alcohol;…

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Pain Management Techniques

Many drug addictions begin from a prescription to painkillers. They develop an addiction while taking doctor-prescribed opiates trying to treat their pain from medical procedures. Pain takes many people into the darkness of opiate addiction. If you or someone you love suffer chronic pain and painkiller addiction, you need the right help for both of…

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Tips for How to Stop Drinking

Learning how to stop drinking can be the enigma of enigmas for people that tend to problem drink. Problem drinkers are often flummoxed at why they cannot get their drinking habits under control if they have gotten that far in the thinking process about their drinking. Of course, the people surrounding the problem drinker often…

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Chronic Pain and The Trauma Egg

Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction in America This presentation is on chronic pain and the trauma egg. Thank you to our presenting partner Eric McLaughlin with Intervention 911 and Kemah Palms very own Dr. James Flowers. I’m just going to introduce Dr. James Flowers. Oh, thank you, guys, and I’m so happy to be able…

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…