Rehab & Addiction Blog

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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…

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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…

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Challenging the Stigma of Addiction: Changing Perceptions through Education

Addiction, long shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding, remains one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. For far too long, individuals struggling with addiction have faced not only the physical and psychological challenges of the disease but also the burden of societal judgment and condemnation. However, as awareness grows and attitudes shift,…

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Improve Your Life With Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Rehab is a great tool for people determined to overcome their addictions. When you’re struggling with a dependency on alcohol, you may not be able to do it alone. Caring professionals can help you overcome alcoholism and move forward to the future. When you enter inpatient alcohol rehab at Kemah Palms Recovery®, you will work…

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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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The Science Behind Addiction

The Science Behind Addiction The science behind addiction involves a condition where something that was once pleasurable becomes indispensable to your daily life. Drug addiction is an overwhelming desire, uncontrollable use, and then compulsive use. Addiction also includes continuing to use a drug despite any repeated or harmful consequences. People use drugs for many reasons….

The Critical Role of Family Support in the Journey of Addiction Treatment

Navigating the stormy seas of addiction can feel like being lost without a compass. But imagine finding a lighthouse in that storm, guiding you back to shore. That lighthouse is family support, a beacon of hope and strength in the tumultuous journey of addiction recovery. The role of a supportive family can be the difference…

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What Are Side Effects of Xanax?

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat conditions related to anxiety. Due to their calming effect, benzodiazepines like Xanax are highly effective in treating symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack disorders. Unfortunately, because the effects of Xanax are so powerful, the medication is prone to abuse. Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications…

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What Makes Drugs Addictive?

Drug addiction is a serious concern in the world today with millions of people suffering from this troubling condition. Whether minor or severe, addiction can be very damaging to anyone’s life — even the family members of those who are suffering. If you or somebody you know is suffering from addiction, then you should contact…

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…

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What Is The Opioid Crisis?

If you’ve listened much to the news in the last several years, then you’ve probably heard quite a bit about America dealing with an opioid crisis. Or maybe you heard it described as an opioid epidemic. We’ve all heard our share about this problem, but you may be wondering just what is the opioid crisis?…

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…