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How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can sneak up on you. One day, you wake up to the shakes and never really thought of yourself as having a drinking problem. Now, you want to quit using. How long does alcohol detox last? Is It Safe to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey? It’s not safe to do it alone. Alcohol…

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Heroin Addiction and Methadone Detox

Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive painkiller. It’s relatively cheap to buy, so people who develop an opiate addiction switch to it to save money. However, they can still spend hundreds of dollars a day to maintain their habit. Those with heroin addiction could save their lives and money if they enter a methadone…

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How is EMDR Used in Addiction Treatment?

There are many different therapies, just as there are many different individuals. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, we want you to know the answer to, “What is EMDR?” It may be a tool to help you in your healing of addiction or anxiety.   What Is EMDR?   EMDR therapy treatment has been especially successful in…

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What Are Schedule 5 Drugs

Among all the ways to classify a substance, drug scheduling may be the easiest to understand. When a client enters a drug addiction treatment center in Kemah TX, this is one of the things that therapists help them to learn. Some of the drugs that have the least potential for abuse are schedule 5 drugs….

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Chronic Pain and The Trauma Egg

Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction in America This presentation is on chronic pain and the trauma egg. Thank you to our presenting partner Eric McLaughlin with Intervention 911 and Kemah Palms very own Dr. James Flowers. I’m just going to introduce Dr. James Flowers. Oh, thank you, guys, and I’m so happy to be able…

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What Is GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate)?

2 What Is GHB? Understanding This Drug Gamma hydroxybutyrate depresses the central nervous system and has potential side effects as serious as death. GHB is a federally controlled substance. This means that you could also face serious legal trouble if you possess or sell GHB. Legislation targets it as a date-rape drug because of its…

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Finding the Best Rehab Center in Galveston TX

It takes more than looking through internet search results to choose the best rehab center in Galveston TX for your drug problem. You have to consider specific factors to narrow down a list of potential places first. Then, you should investigate each rehab to determine which one will meet your needs. Understanding the detox and…

Growing Pains in Addiction Recovery

For some, recovery from chronic substance abuse is a straightforward matter of tossing away the bottle, going cold turkey for a few days, and then returning to the old normal life. The former abuser who finds things so simple is the exception, though. Most substance-abuse problems start with a desire to escape the “old normal”…

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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Are You in Denial? How to Recognize Substance Abuse

There’s nothing worse than having friends or family who recognize substance abuse nagging you to change… except for having a little voice in your own head suggesting that the “nags” may have a point. When it seems that everyone you were close to is changing for the worse—because so many people are hinting or saying…

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What is a Typical Benzo Withdrawal Timeline?

If you or a loved one has been abusing benzodiazepines for a very long time, it is crucial to know how benzo withdrawals work. Withdrawal happens when a person who is physically dependent on benzos stops taking them. It can cause all sorts of unpleasant and potentially life-threatening symptoms if untreated. Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms Benzodiazepines…

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Most Prescribed Drugs in America

Nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription medication regularly, with more than 23% taking three or more different prescriptions at a time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3 billion medications are either prescribed or ordered each year. Additionally, the CDC found that the vast majority of emergency…