Drug Rehab

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Types of Group Therapy Used in Addiction Recovery

Several group therapy programs can help you process your addiction and move forward. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, we work with multiple therapeutic options that help people heal in a group framework. Discussing the underlying issues that contribute to addiction with a licensed psychotherapist in a group setting has many benefits for recovering addicts. Hearing the…

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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…

What are Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

To overcome an addiction to alcohol, clients will need a detox. This process means ending the consumption of alcohol, and it leads to withdrawal symptoms. While this can be an unpleasant experience, the right medical support can make a big difference. Alcohol withdrawal is nothing to be taken lightly. There are a number of health…

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What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a functioning alcoholic? You may not realize it, but people function every day with high levels of alcohol in their system. They do not exhibit the classic alcoholic look of the rough-looking person who falls down. In many cases, a functioning alcoholic goes about their daily routine. The only difference is that they…

What is Step 1 of the 12 Steps Program?

Following up last week’s post on The 12 Steps, this week begins a series of posts that examine each of the steps in more detail. Step One of the 12 Steps: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction–that our lives had become unmanageable. “I can handle it” is one of humanity’s favorite phrases; most of…

The Benefits of a Mens Inpatient Rehab Center

Seeking treatment for an addiction is a very personal thing. It takes a lot of courage for someone to step forward and admit they have an illness. Unfortunately, much of society still sees addiction as an individual weakness. It’s this kind of attitude that makes it extra difficult for men to seek treatment. To give…

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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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How to Develop Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

After doing the hard work in rehab, the last thing a recovering addict wants is to relapse. Any relapse delays the ability to get on with living a useful life. During addiction treatment, patients get the chance to learn about their addiction. That includes learning about their triggers and weaknesses. They also get the opportunity…

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What Are the Stages of Addiction

Substance addiction does not happen overnight. There are stages of addiction that occur over time, from casual to recreational use and, finally, dependency. During this time, the addicted person may change behavior and become less responsible. His or her habits may lead to problems in their relationships, workplace, and finances. At worst, substance abuse leads…

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Get Involved with National Addiction Recovery Month

The National Recovery Month is celebrated in September each year. This month is a landmark period for stakeholders in the substance abuse and rehabilitation field, as they gather to raise awareness about recovery from substance use and addiction. During this period, the larger community is invited to learn more about addiction recovery and how best…

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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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Understanding Psychological Dependence & Addiction

Substance abuse and drug addiction result in both physical and psychological dependency. While it is well known that substances like heroin and alcohol are physically addictive, they can also be psychologically addictive. Psychological dependence can involve drugs, alcohol, behavior, or a combination of the three. Addiction is complex, causing significant changes to your brain chemistry,…