Rehab & Addiction Blog

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Understanding Addiction Related Clinical Acronyms

When you’re first considering professional treatment for substance abuse (or any other mental/behavioral health issue), reviewing the various clinical acronyms can be overwhelming. What the heck is an LCSW? What’s the difference between a CAC and a CAS? And what exactly can you expect from someone calling herself an SAP? No doubt, already struggling with…

The Will to Recover from Addiction

In recognition of July’s status as Independence Day month, our next several posts will focus on the theme of freedom and the will to recover. Like all major life changes, freedom from addiction is easier to dream of than to achieve. Anyone can wish for a better life; relatively few are willing to work for it. It’s…

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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…

How Can I Help My Husband Stop Drinking?

As a wife, you have probably already discovered you can’t make your husband stop drinking. Addiction is a powerful disease that often transcends emotions like love and passion. When your man is dealing with the cycle of alcoholism, drinking is his mistress. If your question is, “How can I help my husband stop drinking?”, you’ll…

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Symptoms Of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. You should take care to know what the symptoms of alcohol poisoning are if you spend time drinking or around people that do drink. This way you can identify alcohol poisoning before it becomes deadly. Anyone can get alcohol poisoning. Being aware of the dangers of heavy drinking can save…

Help for a Drinking Problem

There’s no doubt that struggling with an alcohol problem causes a lot of personal trauma. By reading this post, it would appear you are ready to get help, and that’s an excellent idea. Obviously, your drinking problem is not going to go away on its own. While living within the confines of any addiction, it’s…

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Regain Control With a Sex Addiction Therapy Program

Sex addiction is not as culturally ubiquitous as drug or alcohol addiction, but it still afflicts millions of Americans. If you want to undergo sex addiction recovery, you should attend sex addiction therapy on a regular basis. Kemah Palms is happy to help you with our sex addiction therapy program in Texas. Learn how sex…

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Understanding Behavioral Addictions

One can have many kinds of addictions, not just addiction to drugs or substances. Behavioral addictions can be equally debilitating, and they can affect the quality of life of the addict. In theory, people can get addicted to many seemingly healthy habits to the point where they affect their productivity or daily life activities. They…

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How to Get Off Opioids

Codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone are common opioids. You might receive them as prescriptions from your doctor. Maybe you started using them in an off-label way for the high. Now, you need help figuring out how to get off opioids. Find a Facility That Has a Chronic Pain Care Program A good-quality opioid addiction treatment center…

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What is Lean?

Opiates are some of the most commonly abused drugs. Despite their many medical uses, opiates are highly addictive. Opiates include illicit drugs like heroin, as well as prescription opiates like Oxycontin, morphine, and Codeine. Unfortunately, taking opiates regularly, even as prescribed, can lead to physical and psychological addiction. When prescription opiates are diverted to black…

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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….

Substance Abuse and Mental Health: The Question of Psychiatric Medication

As noted last week’s blog on mental illness and substance abuse, many people with substance abuse and mental health greatly impact each other. This runs the spectrum from mild but chronic depression to complete lack of capacity for comprehending reality. Proper understanding and treatment of mental illness may keep many from turning to addictive substances…