a woman starting substance abuse counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse is one of the most common public health issues in the United States, especially with the surge of the opioid crisis. Morphine, Oxycontin, fentanyl,  heroin, and alcohol are commonly abused drugs that individuals use to cope with intense negative feelings. Additionally, many turn to substance abuse counseling and an individual therapy program for help. The…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that has found great success in addiction treatment. It is the principle that dysfunctional emotions and thoughts can be redirected to avoid destructive behaviors. In this way, patients can use cognitive behavioral therapy in Houston to avoid drug abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques If you have never heard…

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What is Methadone?

Opiate addiction has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In 2017, President Trump declared a public health emergency in response to the opiate epidemic. Drug overdoses have become the leading of cause of accidental death in the country, with many overdoses related to Fentanyl laced heroin. Prescription opiates like oxycodone are among the most…

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Xanax Side Effects

While addiction isn’t curable, a Xanax addiction treatment center in Houston can lead to recovery. Addiction can cause major changes to your brain chemistry and worsen underlying co-occurring and comorbid conditions. While prescription medications like Xanax are helpful in treating anxiety-related conditions, they are also prone to abuse. Xanax side effects can include physical and psychological dependency.…

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The Importance of PTSD Awareness Day

Nearly 8% of Americans will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with that number more than doubling to 20% among Veterans. PTSD and trauma-related disorders occur when you experience a traumatic event and experience symptoms like anxiety, flashbacks and panic attacks after the event. Symptoms can persist for months or even years. PTSD is especially common…

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Defining Psychotherapy

When you are struggling with a substance abuse problem, you may be left feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and hopeless. Addiction and substance abuse issues can drastically alter your mood, emotions and brain chemistry. During active addiction, drugs, and alcohol change the way in which your brain releases neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. Psychotherapy is one of…

man asks therapist what is dual diagnosis

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

Many ask what is dual diagnosis? It is a treatment program that aims at treating an addiction together with mental disorders. Majority of people with addictions experience abnormal thoughts and tend to overcome that by using opioids or taking alcohol. It causes them to undergo mental challenges when trying to overcome their feelings. There are…