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How to Stop Drinking

Recovering from alcohol addiction may be a long journey for some people. However, they can learn how to stop drinking and manage their addiction through detox and therapy. Even if they relapse, they can return to sobriety with the help of a strong support system. Understand How to Stop Drinking Safely Although some people are…

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

Mental health conditions and substance use disorder often go hand-in-hand. There are a number of different ways that a professional therapist can help you and your loved ones with healing and recovery from life’s experiences. EMDR therapy stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. But what is EMDR therapy and how can it help you or…

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Common Mental Health Disorders

For many people struggling with addiction, mental health issues also play a significant role in their health. At Serenity House Detox in Houston, we understand how common mental health disorders and addiction co-occur, making it difficult to find your way out of a downward spiral. Common Mental Health Disorders Many people in the United States…

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CBT vs DBT

Serenity House Detox Houston uses a number of psychotherapy techniques to treat our clients with substance abuse disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are evidence-based treatments. CBT and DBT have proven most effective in helping our guests overcome addiction. If you are seeking guidance on your journey to recovery, we can help.…

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DBT Techniques

Dialectical behavioral therapy techniques give you the skills you need to address and manage painful thoughts and beliefs to improve your behavior. DBT techniques draw from various methods to form a comprehensive treatment. It is designed to go beyond your addiction and explore the underlying causes of substance abuse. A dialectical behavior therapy program in Houston provides…

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Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Serenity House Detox Houston Offers motivational enhancement therapy to help you commit to getting better. If you have hesitations about getting better, motivational enhancement therapy (MET) can empower you to take the first step. We use this type of treatment to demonstrate why recovery is the best decision you will ever make. Our addiction therapy services…

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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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Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction is a compulsive need to continue using drugs or alcohol despite repeated negative consequences. You may want to quit using, but addiction can cause powerful cravings that make it difficult to quit without help. Cravings can continue for weeks, or even months after you stop using. Since addiction is a chronic condition, you must…

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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…