Rehab & Addiction Blog

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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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Outdoor Activities in Recovery

In the realm of addiction recovery, the therapeutic benefits of outdoor activities are increasingly recognized as integral components of holistic treatment plans. These activities, often integrated into comprehensive treatments at men’s & women’s rehab facilities like Kemah Palms, play a crucial role in promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By immersing individuals in natural environments,…

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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Motivational Interventions in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Using Motivational Intervention in Addiction Treatment This week’s presentation is on motivational interventions in substance use disorder treatment. Thank you to our presenting partner Vaughn Gilmore with the Menninger Clinic. There’s a lot here to cover and we’re certainly not going to cover everything but but sort of to start out with really an idea…

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What is a Typical Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline?

Would it surprise you to know the possibility of alcohol withdrawal acts as a deterrent for some people wanting help? It’s true. Some people choose to keep drinking instead of having to deal with harsh alcohol withdrawal symptoms. In reality, alcohol withdrawal does have the potential of causing problems. Just the same, that should never…

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Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

People who have struggled with drug addiction often run down their bodies as well as their mind over the course of time that they do drugs. When substance abuse has taken over your life, you may need to put in place a nutrition and addiction recovery plan. Taking care of your entire “self” will ensure…

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How to Relieve Neck Pain Without Drugs

Using opiates to treat neck pain is risky business, and it is not a viable long-term solution. People quickly become addicted to these medicines, and they can hinder people from living a full and happy life. People wonder how to relieve neck pain without the use of addictive chemicals, but have a hard time finding…

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Is Drug Addiction a Choice?

Addiction is an unhealthy coping method for individuals experiencing high-risk situations. High-risk situations create stress and trigger addictive behaviors. Instead of turning to friends and family, those who are struggling with addiction seek relief in substances. This may lead some to wonder, “Is drug addiction a choice?” These substances temporarily alleviate the negative feelings caused…

The Power of Vision in Sobriety

A major key to finding freedom from chemical dependency is to avoid emphasizing “freedom from” at the expense of “freedom to.” Many people fail to stay clean because, on the subconscious level at least, they think that giving up drugs also means giving up stress relief, enjoyment, or other good-in-themselves things that they’ve come to…

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Holistic Approaches in Addiction Recovery

In recent years, there has been a notable shift in the approach to addiction recovery, with an increasing emphasis on holistic methods. While traditional treatment modalities have played a crucial role in rehabilitation programs, the recognition of holistic approaches as valuable complements has gained momentum. Holistic approaches recognize the intricate connection between the mind, body,…

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Unhealthy Coping Skills & Addiction

Unhealthy coping skills impact peoples’ lives more than they know. They impact how people talk, work, and interact with others. These poor coping skills can cause people to seek the use of drugs or alcohol in order to escape. Developing healthy coping skills allows people to find peace and experience a healthy life. Learn how…

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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,…