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Anxiety Induced Drug Use During Covid-19

Anxiety Treatment During COVID-19 During coronavirus quarantine, many employers are either having employees work remotely or stay home until restrictions are lifted. This can make it difficult to continue enjoying hobbies and spending time with friends, especially if your social life involves going out. Staying at home for prolonged periods can also cause symptoms of…

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…

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Replacing Unhealthy Habits with Healthy Ones: 7 Things Addicts Should Know

Among our primary values at Kemah Palms Recovery® is a commitment to assisting clients in replacing unhealthy habits with positive ones. If you’re investigating Houston substance abuse treatment programs, you know what it’s like to have a habit you want to get rid of. You know that the claim “I can quit whenever I want” fails the FTTP (From…

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Substance Abuse Statistics in the United States

Substance abuse is a serious problem affecting millions of people. Various organizations track substance abuse statistics each year to get an idea of each drug’s effect on society and any potential trends. They use this information to try to prevent more people from becoming addicted. What Are the Statistics on Substance Abuse? In 2017, 19.7…

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Accepting Yourself is the First Step of Addiction Treatment

Most substance abuse begins with a desire to escape pain. That pain can be physical; situational (due to an undesirable living situation, an unpleasant life transition, or excessive everyday stress); mental, or emotional. With emotional pain, the most common underlying issues are loss; rejection and loneliness; guilt; a sense of failure; and low self-esteem, which…

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…

Addiction Tip: Remember Your Past, But Move Forward

As Memorial Day weekend begins, let’s all who fight the war against substance abuse and remember how far we’ve come. Remember the Fallen Sadly, we can’t pretend that everyone wins the personal war against substance abuse. In 2014, more than 28,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses, and over 75,000 from alcoholism-related issues (not counting the…

What is Narcan?

The US is currently mired in an epidemic of opiate abuse. As a result of this issue, we are seeing troubled individuals having to face their own mortality as they put their very lives at risk. As a nation, we have to come to grips with the gravity of this issue before the casualties reach…

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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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You Can Recover from Addiction and Anxiety

Addiction and anxiety commonly go hand-in-hand. Many people suffer the chronic problems of anxiety, the crippling fear that limits your life and holds you hostage to specific places, things or moments in time. Turning to drugs or alcohol possibly helped you feel better early in your substance abuse. But now you need real help to…

Kemah Palms Recovery® Ties EHR Data to Addiction Relapses

Kemah Palms is prominently featured in article of Healthcare IT News  about Addiction Relapses written by Bill Siwicki. Texas treatment center ties EHR to data-tracking tech to slash addiction relapses Substance use disorder treatment centers are notoriously behind in technology, but Kemah Palms Recovery® has implemented the tracking tech and an EHR to improve outcomes and…

What is Step 8 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Eight of the 12 Steps: We made a list of all persons we had wronged, and became willing to make amends to them all. Step Eight of the 12 Steps is the first major move toward returning to the “real world” with changed behavior to match your changed attitude. In a way, this step is counterintuitive. If the…