Chronic Pain

Eternal Vigilance is Required to Stay Sober

The first known person to use the “eternal vigilance” quote—in that wording—was Wendell Phillips, speaking to the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852. It follows that vigilance in sobriety follows the same vein as the quotes below. The sentiment is at least as old as the Founding Fathers: “They that can give up essential liberty to…

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Opioid Treatment Program in Houston: Healing from Addiction

One of the most important things in life is to be able to live without pain and addiction. Opioid treatment programs in South Houston offer a variety of ways for you to heal from addiction and get your life back on track.  This blog post will go over some of the pros and cons that…

What is Step 2 of the 12 Steps Program?

Continuing our series on the 12 Steps. with Step Two of the 12 Steps Step Two of the 12 Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Although Alcoholics Anonymous first popularized the term “Higher Power” in the 1930s, few people then could have foreseen the exponential multiplication…

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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…

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…

Not Your Parent’s Cannabis

Is Cannabis or Marijuana Safe to Use? Welcome to Kemah Palms Recovery’s YouTube channel, where we post continuing education videos to keep you up to date on relevant information in our field. This presentation is for educational reference only. You must attend our live presentations for continuing education credit. For more information email CEU at…

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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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Drug Detox in Houston: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve been struggling with addiction for years and you finally decide to put an end to it. It sounds like a good idea in your head, but when you try to go through with it, things get difficult. Suddenly, the withdrawal symptoms set in and you want nothing more than for them to stop….

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What is a Typical Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline?

Would it surprise you to know the possibility of alcohol withdrawal acts as a deterrent for some people wanting help? It’s true. Some people choose to keep drinking instead of having to deal with harsh alcohol withdrawal symptoms. In reality, alcohol withdrawal does have the potential of causing problems. Just the same, that should never…

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Overcoming The Side Effects of Meth Use

Long-term effects of meth can develop after a few months of using the drug and can persist for years after the last use. Meth is one of the most health-damaging drugs. It causes a mixture of long-term mental and physical health problems. If you quit using meth, you can recover your health within a few…

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12 Substance Abuse Substitutes

Among common reasons for substance abuse are boredom, feelings of personal worthlessness, and lack of purpose in life. To understand the importance of substance abuse substitutes, switch “desperate to retreat into an artificial high” for “hurried” in the following quote from philosopher Eric Hoffer, and you have a truth perfectly applicable to any of the…

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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;…