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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…

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…

Knowing and Using Good Sobriety Advice

After months of dealing with substance abuse and recovery, you may be up to your ears in sobriety advice. When you still didn’t want to hear it, everyone advised you to cut down or quit. When you began to seriously consider quitting, everyone recommended a different approach. And still, everywhere you turn, people air their…

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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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Physical and Psychological Dependence of Addiction

One of the most difficult parts of beating an addiction to drugs or alcohol is dealing with the dependence you’ve developed. As your body and brain become more dependent on a substance, trying to quit can bring on various symptoms of withdrawal. Many people want to quit and have tried to, but the symptoms of…

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….

Success Stories from Kemah Palms: Triumphs Over Addiction

Addiction is a universal challenge that touches the lives of countless individuals across the globe. Its complexity can be bewildering, often leaving those affected searching for answers and solutions. To navigate this intricate issue, it’s crucial to delve into the very heart of addiction, comprehending its definition, and unraveling the profound impact it has on…

What is Step 10 of the 12 Step Program?

Step 10 of the 12 Steps: We continued to take personal inventory, and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. Like it or not, recovery from addiction isn’t something you can do once and cross off your bucket list. We all get hungry again after eating, tired again after sleeping, dirty again after showering, flabby…

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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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What are Common Relapse Triggers for Addicts?

Today we’ll explore things that commonly function as “triggers” in tempting an addict to return to the familiar bottle, needle, or other source of chemical comfort. Even if you’ve completed treatment at the best drug and alcohol treatment center in South Houston Texas, you’re still at risk for relapse. First, though, a couple of facts…

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Spikes in Heroin Overdoses

Louisville, Kentucky, Sees Spike in Heroin Overdoses Over the course of 32 hours, Louisville, Kentucky, authorities received 52 calls about heroin overdoses. The staggering numbers exhibit the epidemic in many areas of the U.S.[

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Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery

Once you’re detoxed, self-evaluated, and feeling hopeful for a substance-free future, it’s time to clarify your vision for that future. Few things are as universally advocated as setting goals during substance abuse treatment. Yet, even the healthiest people struggle to define what those concepts mean for them. As the saying goes, “If it were easy,…