Rehab & Addiction Blog

The Sober Life: Will You Accept Sober Responsibility?

The quote “With great power must come great responsibility” may have originated as recently as the twentieth century, though many attribute it to the eighteenth-century philosopher Voltaire. Long before that, Jesus said, “Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask…

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Side Effects of Methadone Use

Opioid addiction is a widespread health crisis impacting families across the country. If you or a loved one is facing opioid addiction, there is help here in Houston, TX. Kemah Palms offers treatment programs for opioid addiction treatment in Kemah, TX. Prescription methadone detox is a common treatment route for patients needing help to break…

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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…

a girl passed out on a couch and a teen facing the risk factors for addiction

Recovery is Possible Even With High Risk Factors for Addiction

Some of the more obvious risk factors for addiction are maintaining a lifestyle of recreationally using substances known to cause dependence and addiction. Other risk factors are not as obvious but can prove life-altering. Self-medicating for untreated mental or emotional health issues and pain are just as risky and can leave anyone in the grasp…

What is Step 9 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Nine of the 12 Steps : We made direct amends to such persons [“all persons we had wronged,” Step Eight] whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. For many 12-Steppers, the subordinate clause in Step Nine of the 12 Steps (“except when …”) seems a welcome excuse for avoiding…

Oxycontin side effects recovery in Texas

What are the Side Effects of Oxycontin Use?

Oxycontin, a powerful prescription opiate that is stronger than morphine, is highly addictive. The drug has become a well-known gateway to heroin and the face of the opiate crisis. Oxycontin side effects are extensive, with the most serious of which is its addictive qualities. The drug has led to changes in policies that restrict the…

5 Signs of Alcoholism You Can’t Ignore

An alcohol use disorder doesn’t develop overnight. But it can take many people by surprise. Would you know the signs of alcoholism? And if you suspect that you manifest them, do you know how to get help? Alcohol Use Disorders Have Stages It’s interesting to note that the term alcoholism isn’t entirely accurate. An alcohol…

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Does Yoga Help With Chronic Pain?

Have you been wondering: Does yoga help with chronic pain? You might think that coping without your painkiller addictions could leave you with uncontrollable levels of pain. Fortunately, Kemah Palms Recovery® works to teach you effective techniques, coping skills and exercises to help you manage and relieve your pain. One way to do this is…

mixing xanax and alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

It’s mind-blowing to think anyone would mix two depressants without a clear understanding of what might happen. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what people are doing when they mix Xanax and alcohol. If that sounds like a bad idea, let us assure you it’s a very bad idea.  In the sections below, we will discuss the dangers…

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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…

Arthritis Awareness Month 2019 in Texas

Arthritis Awareness Month

May is recognized as Arthritis Awareness Month in the United States, with 54 million adults and 300,000 children currently diagnosed with some type of arthritis. Arthritis Awareness Month is organized by the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of those afflicted with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation raises money to support research on…

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Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

People who have struggled with drug addiction often run down their bodies as well as their mind over the course of time that they do drugs. When substance abuse has taken over your life, you may need to put in place a nutrition and addiction recovery plan. Taking care of your entire “self” will ensure…