Rehab & Addiction Blog

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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,…

What is Step 12 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step 12 of the 12 Steps: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. On the path to Step 12 of the 12 Steps, most recovering substance abusers go through a “missionary phase” of…

What is Step 6 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Six of the 12 Steps: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “All these defects of character” refers to, of course, all the “wrongs” that came out privately in Step Four and were confessed in Step Five of the 12 Steps. In the relief of getting things out in…

Addiction Tip: Remember Your Past, But Move Forward

As Memorial Day weekend begins, let’s all who fight the war against substance abuse and remember how far we’ve come. Remember the Fallen Sadly, we can’t pretend that everyone wins the personal war against substance abuse. In 2014, more than 28,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses, and over 75,000 from alcoholism-related issues (not counting the…

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…

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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…

Knowing and Using Good Sobriety Advice

After months of dealing with substance abuse and recovery, you may be up to your ears in sobriety advice. When you still didn’t want to hear it, everyone advised you to cut down or quit. When you began to seriously consider quitting, everyone recommended a different approach. And still, everywhere you turn, people air their…

Holistic Drug Rehab Centers in Houston

The city of Houston is home to dozens of drug rehab centers. Because of that, you might struggle to separate one from the other. Knowing the difference between traditional and holistic services is an excellent place to start. Then, you can decide if one of the holistic drug rehab centers in Houston is right for…

woman on couch struggling with synthetic heroin abuse

Dangers of Synthetic Heroin Abuse

Heroin’s typically a drug that people make from morphine, which comes from the poppy plant. It’s a potentially deadly substance that quickly hooks its users. A new way of doing the drug is via synthetic heroin abuse. What is it, and how do you get help? Understanding How Synthetic Heroin Abuse Happens There’s no specific…

How to Choose Between Inpatient vs Outpatient Drug Rehab

When people search for addiction treatment, they have two main options, which are inpatient and outpatient rehab. While both types of rehab have their own benefits, each fits an individual differently. Knowing the differences between inpatient vs outpatient drug rehab can make choosing the right program easier. Inpatient vs Outpatient Drug Rehab –What’s the Difference? The…

during addiction treatment group participants discuss most commonly abused drugs

Most Commonly Abused Street Drugs

Close to 10% of the United States population has experienced some form of a substance abuse problem. Alcohol and drugs are common in communities across the country. Knowing the most commonly abused drugs can help you identify substance abuse issues in yourself or a loved one. In turn, this can help you find appropriate treatment…

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Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery

The body has interdependent parts that affect each other. Because of that, physical pain can trigger mental distress, and emotional stress can lead to anxiety and insomnia. These are all common issues that people face when they have an addiction. Taking a holistic approach to recovery addresses every aspect of their health to help them…