Rehab & Addiction Blog

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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…

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…

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Government and other groups make efforts throughout the year to spread awareness about the dangers of drugs. However, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) puts a different spin on educating the public. It aims to teach by debunking myths about using drugs. About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week As a health observance week,…

What are Benzos and how can you develop an addiction

What are Benzos?

Benzodiazepine abuse is increasing and can pose serious risks for users. But, what are benzos? Benzodiazepines are a prescription medication that commonly treat conditions such as anxiety disorders. Roughly 5% of Americans are prescribed benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan and nearly 10% of Americans have abused or become addicted to benzos. Emergency rooms…

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Is My Addiction Bad Enough for Rehab?

Have you been struggling with chronic pain and substance addiction? Have you asked yourself “Is my addiction bad enough for rehab?” or “do I need rehab?” Perhaps you worry that dealing with your addiction to painkillers could result in elevated levels of pain. Fortunately, there are more techniques, procedures, and coping skills available to manage…

Addiction Temptations During Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend is here—and though few school districts now save their “first days” for the week after, we still see this as the opening of the fall season. Traditionally, Labor Day was the last day for sporting ladies’ white shoes before closeting them until the following summer. Now, we anticipate an imminent sales surge…

What is Step 11 of the 12 Steps Program

Step 11 of the 12 Steps: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry it out. As you begin Step 11 of the 12 Steps, you may recall that our post on Step Two…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Is alcohol a drug? Very few people would say that alcohol is a drug, but it comfortably fits the definition of a drug. A drug is any substance that has a physiological effect when consumed. Although alcohol might be a socially accepted substance in moderation, we should still treat it like a drug. Because alcohol…

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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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How To Talk To Family About Addiction Treatment

How To Talk To Family About Addiction Treatment Deciding to get help is such a huge step, and you should be proud of yourself. The first step is informing your loved ones about what you are going through. On that account, you might be wondering how to talk to family about addiction. Well, here are…

How to Get Joint Pain Relief Without Drugs

Are you looking for joint pain relief? You probably already talked to your doctor about it. There’s a good chance that this healthcare provider was quick to prescribe pain pills. What if there was a pain relief that didn’t involve addictive drugs? Looking for Joint Pain Relief in the Wrong Places Joint pain is typically…

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Starting Over: Your Personal Relapse Prevention Plan

Following last week’s post on relapse triggers, this week discusses making an individual relapse prevention plan. If you’re in a 12-Step program, start by revisiting your self-inventory from Step 4. Highlight the factors that had the biggest influence on your turning to—and staying in—substance abuse. Asking Questions When Building Your Relapse Prevention Plan When doing…