Rehab & Addiction Blog

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Staying Sober in 2021

People struggling with substance abuse problems often find rehab programs help them travel down a path to recovery. Many people say that sobriety is a lifelong process. Staying sober can be a challenge, which is why recovering addicts must focus on staying sober in 2021. Staying Sober in 2021 Requires Rehab Inpatient and outpatient rehab programs…

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What Is Rehab Like for Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

If you are considering treatment for yourself or a loved one, you might wonder, “What is rehab like?” The answer depends on the type of program you undergo. Kemah Palms offers a variety of treatment options to meet your unique set of recovery needs. Our chronic pain recovery program is specially designed to support patients…

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Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

Alcohol is one of the most widely abused psychoactive substances worldwide. Alcohol is a fixture at many culturally significant events, like weddings and major sports events. Also, alcohol is a type of central nervous system depressant, which results in calming effects. Additionally, alcohol also can cause severe liver disease, memory loss, and cardiovascular problems. But,…

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Overcoming The Side Effects of Meth Use

Long-term effects of meth can develop after a few months of using the drug and can persist for years after the last use. Meth is one of the most health-damaging drugs. It causes a mixture of long-term mental and physical health problems. If you quit using meth, you can recover your health within a few…

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Understanding the Link Between Divorce and Addiction

Navigating a divorce is a life-changing experience that is often clouded by the feeling of loss. Feelings of sorrow, pain, irritability, insecurity, and depression are not uncommon. Like other forms of loss, going through a divorce can feel overwhelming as you try to plan a future and redefine your life without your spouse. Considering the…

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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…

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Spikes in Heroin Overdoses

Louisville, Kentucky, Sees Spike in Heroin Overdoses Over the course of 32 hours, Louisville, Kentucky, authorities received 52 calls about heroin overdoses. The staggering numbers exhibit the epidemic in many areas of the U.S.[

What is Step 4 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Four of the 12 Steps: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves The use of the qualifier “fearless” acknowledges that Step Four of the 12 Steps is frequently approached with sweaty palms and trembling legs. Not only because of what we dread finding, but because this is the transition point, the place…

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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The Perils of Replacement Addictions

If nicotine is among your old chemical indulgences, you’ve probably heard the line “quit smoking, get fat.” While many former smokers do gain a few pounds, that’s not always a bad thing. Nicotine is an appetite suppressant and also speeds up metabolism, which can lead to chain smokers becoming underweight. Unhealthy weight loss is even…

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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…