Rehab & Addiction Blog

Recognizing the Symptoms of Alcoholism

Don’t underestimate the danger of alcohol. Although it’s a legal drug and ridiculously easy to buy, it carries a high addiction potential. Are you currently struggling with the symptoms of alcoholism? Here’s how you can find out. Don’t Let Definitions Trick You into a False Sense of Security When talking about the symptoms of alcoholism,…

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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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Addiction to Household Items and Inhalants

Addiction is not something that only happens with drugs and alcohol. People can also suffer from an addiction to household items like inhalants. Doctors may diagnose an addiction when a person cannot manage his or her use of inhalants despite knowing the damage they cause. Even if you have an overwhelming desire to stop using…

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Replacing Unhealthy Habits with Healthy Ones: 7 Things Addicts Should Know

Among our primary values at Kemah Palms Recovery® is a commitment to assisting clients in replacing unhealthy habits with positive ones. If you’re investigating Houston substance abuse treatment programs, you know what it’s like to have a habit you want to get rid of. You know that the claim “I can quit whenever I want” fails the FTTP (From…

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Dealing with Chronic Pain and Addiction

When you or someone you love face the commonly paired problems of chronic pain and addiction, the future feels scary. But with the right treatment, chronic pain becomes a problem of your past, just as you learn how to live without using drugs or alcohol. Instead, you learn constructive ways of managing your pain for…

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Understanding Psychological Dependence & Addiction

Substance abuse and drug addiction result in both physical and psychological dependency. While it is well known that substances like heroin and alcohol are physically addictive, they can also be psychologically addictive. Psychological dependence can involve drugs, alcohol, behavior, or a combination of the three. Addiction is complex, causing significant changes to your brain chemistry,…

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Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery

Once you’re detoxed, self-evaluated, and feeling hopeful for a substance-free future, it’s time to clarify your vision for that future. Few things are as universally advocated as setting goals during substance abuse treatment. Yet, even the healthiest people struggle to define what those concepts mean for them. As the saying goes, “If it were easy,…

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I Can’t Stop Binge Drinking

How close to alcoholism is someone who has an occasional problem with excessive drinking? It’s a relevant question because of the possible implications of the answer. If someone has a habit of binge drinking, they or someone around them need to think about the ramifications of such actions. In far too many cases, the drinker…

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Am I An Alcoholic?

When a person gets to the point of asking themselves, am I an alcoholic, they probably are. Alcoholism is nothing to be ashamed of; it does not make you a bad person. Identifying problem drinking is one of the most important first steps. Do what you can to take care of the problem and live…

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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.[

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What is Holistic Pain Management?

Living with chronic pain is a constant battle against the aches that interrupt daily activities. Chronic pain refers to any discomfort from head to toe that lasts over three months. According to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million US adults meet this agonizing diagnosis. Whether caused by arthritis, nerve damage, surgery, cancer, or another reason,…

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…