Chronic Pain

Twelve Ways Be Merry and Sober

Today and next week, our “12 Steps” series takes a hiatus to acknowledge Christmas and New Year’s. In a nod to the “12” in “12 Steps” (and to the “Twelve Days of Christmas”), the holiday posts will consist of Top 12 lists instead of the standard Top 10.  Today, you don’t have to worry about…

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Find the Best Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation Centers in Texas

Acute pain is a condition that hurts for a little while and then goes away. Chronic pain is a discomfort that persists. Common complaints include low back pain, arthritis, and nerve pains. If that’s what you’re dealing with, isn’t it time to find the best inpatient pain rehabilitation centers in Texas? At Kemah Palms, we…

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How Quickly Does Addiction Happen and How Can I Treat It?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for “How quickly does addiction happen?” Whenever it comes to an addiction timeline, there are dozens of factors out there that can end up causing a person to become addicted to something. Fortunately, researchers have come across dozens of pieces of information that can help you identify the problems that…

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is the abuse of multiple drugs simultaneously. This can be the abuse of legal over the counter products, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, or any combination of the three. People can be doing this without being aware. For example, if you are on Xanax and you drink wine every night you are a polysubstance…

The Right Way for Addicts to Share Themselves

A key element of recovery is being open about your struggles, temptations, and doubts. Another key element is mixing that openness with a level of discretion. You can share yourself, but be careful how you do that. You’ve probably met people who seem addicted to bragging about their faults: within ten minutes of meeting them,…

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How is EMDR Used in Addiction Treatment?

There are many different therapies, just as there are many different individuals. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, we want you to know the answer to, “What is EMDR?” It may be a tool to help you in your healing of addiction or anxiety.   What Is EMDR?   EMDR therapy treatment has been especially successful in…

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Having a Happy and Sober St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day was originally a religious holiday, but in modern times, many people have focused heavily on the drinking aspect of the holiday. Though there’s nothing wrong with a boisterous St. Patrick’s Day party, the drinking culture that surrounds the holiday can make things tough for people in recovery. If you want to have…

Civil Disagreement Tips for Addiction Treatment

Anyone coming out of substance abuse has extensive experience with disagreement. You disagreed with friends who told you you were overdoing it. You disagreed with authorities who said recreational drugs were bad for everyone. You disagreed with your own conscience when you “borrowed” to finance your habit. You disagreed with your better judgment and insisted…

Addiction Recovery is a Work in Progress

You may have seen some version of this slogan: “Please be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.” Yes, we remain a work in progress throughout our lives. We all have setbacks and relapses, false starts and blind alleys. Those who refuse to accept that truth, and who demand mistake-proof performance from themselves, are doomed…

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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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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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Should You Choose a Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Center?

What Is a Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Center? While many rehab centers have the necessary resources to help clients recover. A faith-based addiction treatment program in Texas will help clients plug into a higher power. This type of recovery program focuses on restoring your relationship with God as the center simultaneously treats you for your addiction….