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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How Long Does It Take To Detox From Cocaine?

If you suffer from cocaine addiction, you might wonder, “How long does it take to detox from cocaine?” Admission into a cocaine detox center is the first step toward getting help. How Long Does It Take to Detox From Cocaine? Everyone’s body reacts to the detoxing process differently. Therefore, the detox timeline will depend on several factors, as each…

How to Stage an Intervention for an Addict

Television has given us all a look at how some people run interventions. Unfortunately, what we see on TV pales in comparison to a well thought out intervention. When a loved one is in trouble, it’s usually family members and friends that offer help. With addiction, an intervention is a solid choice. The gathering of…

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Depression & Addiction Treatment During Covid-19

Depression Treatment and Recovery During a Pandemic Each day is filled with new developments with COVID-19. If you’re like many other people, you’re watching every news report to learn more about this illness. There’s plenty of worry about your friends and family members, especially if they’re at-risk of getting the disease. It’s enough to make…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. What’s the connection between the holiday season, impaired driving, and alcohol abuse? Be honest. Have you driven a car when you were impaired? Here’s what you need to know about stopping the behavior. What’s Behind National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 is in…

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Using Expressive Arts as Addiction Therapy

Have you ever felt that if you could just express what was bothering you, then you would be able to move forward and heal? If so, then you would benefit greatly from expressive arts therapy. In fact, even if you haven’t thought much about it, expressing your emotions is critical to the healing process. That’s…

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Is Percocet An Opioid?

It’s frightening to see so many Americans struggling with opioid abuse. While that also includes substances like heroin and the deadly fentanyl, we want to focus on prescription painkillers, notably Percocet. By making this very comment, we have already addressed the question, “Is Percocet an opioid?” The answer is an emphatic yes. An opioid addiction…

Psychoeducational Groups for Addiction

When someone is dealing with an addiction, it’s difficult for them to step outside themselves to see what’s happening. It’s not uncommon for addicts to just not understand they have an addiction and why it happened. This would certainly account for why some people are reluctant to seek treatment. For the one’s tentatively willing to…

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,…

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…

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What Caused the Opioid Epidemic and How to Meet Its Challenges

Each year, tens of thousands of people die due to the opioid epidemic. For each person who dies from an overdose, there are hundreds more who survive because of the lifesaving medication Narcan. Although most first responders now carry this overdose-reversal medication, we need solutions to help people who are struggling with an opioid addiction….

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Deciding Between Detox Centers in Houston

Detoxification is the beginning of your journey toward long-lasting recovery. It’s not easy. However, with the help of one of the detox centers in Houston, it’s possible to do so safely and comfortably. How do you pick the right facility? Understanding the Mechanism of Chemical Dependency Recovery from addiction happens in two stages. Firstly, a…