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Addiction Help: Panic Attack vs Anxiety Attack

People often wonder what is a panic attack vs anxiety attack. The terms are very similar, and symptoms can often look like each other. However, both often indicate the presence of an underlying mental health disorder. Left untreated, symptoms from these disorders can quickly become debilitating and affect your daily life. Treating underlying emotions with…

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Deciding Between Detox Centers in Houston

Detoxification is the beginning of your journey toward long-lasting recovery. It’s not easy. However, with the help of one of the detox centers in South Houston, it’s possible to do so safely and comfortably. How do you pick the right facility? Understanding the Mechanism of Chemical Dependency Recovery from addiction happens in two stages. Firstly,…

How to Stage an Intervention for an Addict

Television has given us all a look at how some people run interventions. Unfortunately, what we see on TV pales in comparison to a well thought out intervention. When a loved one is in trouble, it’s usually family members and friends that offer help. With addiction, an intervention is a solid choice. The gathering of…

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 to Develop Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

After doing the hard work in rehab, the last thing a recovering addict wants is to relapse. Any relapse delays the ability to get on with living a useful life. During addiction treatment, patients get the chance to learn about their addiction. That includes learning about their triggers and weaknesses. They also get the opportunity…

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National Addiction Recovery Month

Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has designated the month of September to promote recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. SAMHSA leads public health efforts to reduce the impact of addiction on individuals, families, and communities. Through National Recovery Month 2019 Kemah Palms…

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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How to Find Heroin Rehab Centers in Texas

Many possible paths take people to the same problem of heroin addiction. For many, heroin takes the place of medications no longer available for chronic pain issues. For others, heroin is the mental escape many people seek from trauma or other psychological problems. Whether you suffered physical or mental pain that led you to heroin,…

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…

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Coping with a Dual Diagnosis

You, or a family member, may be among the millions of people with “dual diagnosis”—simultaneous substance-abuse problems and mental illness. People with post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, or schizophrenia are particularly vulnerable to falling into addiction via the attempted-self-medication route. What do treatment professionals and mental-health experts say that can help dual-diagnosis patients…

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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Expert Tips for Coping with a Dual Diagnosis & Addiction

You, or a family member, may be among the millions of people with “dual diagnosis”—simultaneous substance-abuse problems and mental illness. People with post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, or other mental health disorders are particularly vulnerable to falling into addiction via the attempted-self-medication route. What do treatment professionals and mental-health experts say that can…