Texas Addiction Treatment Articles

The Right Way for Addicts to Share Themselves

A key element of recovery is being open about your struggles, temptations, and doubts. Another key element is mixing that openness with a level of discretion. You can share yourself, but be careful how you do that. You’ve probably met people who seem addicted to bragging about their faults: within ten minutes of meeting them,…

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Recovery Through Writing: Journaling as a Therapeutic Tool

Journaling is more than just putting pen to paper; it’s a profound therapeutic practice that holds immense power in the journey of recovery from addiction. At Kemah Palms Recovery we understand the critical role of journaling where words become instruments of healing, introspection, and growth. Journaling serves as a trusted companion on the path to…

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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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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National Addiction Recovery Month

Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has designated the month of September to promote recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. SAMHSA leads public health efforts to reduce the impact of addiction on individuals, families, and communities. Through National Recovery Month 2019 Kemah Palms…

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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Challenging the Stigma of Addiction: Changing Perceptions through Education

Addiction, long shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding, remains one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. For far too long, individuals struggling with addiction have faced not only the physical and psychological challenges of the disease but also the burden of societal judgment and condemnation. However, as awareness grows and attitudes shift,…

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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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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,…

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Addiction Recovery: Be Willing to Be Imperfect

Strictly speaking, stress “drives” no one to drink—the actual decision is the drinker’s alone. Practically speaking, there’s no question that chronically stressed people are the highest-risk group for becoming addicted and stress management is essential to recovery. If they don’t start using to escape the stress itself, they may become addicted to medications prescribed for…

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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,…

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Stress Management Techniques for Addiction

Today, we’ll explore stress management techniques to overcome the perfectionism habit and live a lower-stress, more fulfilling, and higher-achieving life. First, though, there are a few things to understand about stress and how to deal with it. Perfectionism may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is not merely a bad habit but a mental…