xanax addiction

Signs of a Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a brand of alprazolam. Even though doctors prescribe this drug to treat anxiety disorders, it can be addictive like other drugs in the benzodiazepine class. Therefore, recognizing signs of Xanax addiction can reduce the time before you or a loved one begins treatment. Early intervention in addictions can reduce the time required for…

fentanyl abuse

Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Opioids like fentanyl can cause severe damage due to the way they impact the brain. Since this drug is a legally prescribed medication, some people may abuse it through legal use. However, many illegally use it, too. Fentanyl abuse will produce many changes in appearance, behavior, and mood. When you can identify these symptoms of…

Heroin abuse

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

Heroin abuse and addiction is rising among teenagers in the United States. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we want to teach you about the signs of heroin abuse in teens to watch out for if you suspect that someone you love is struggling with addiction. Any teenager can become addicted to drugs or alcohol, and as a…

drug addicted parents

Dealing with Drug Addicted Parents

Are your parents using drugs and alcohol? No matter your age or experience, you know this is risky behavior. What can you do? In some situations, drug-addicted parents may need help from a professional. Our team at Serenity House Detox Houston can offer assistance for substance abuse treatment to them, but you may need to…

drug decriminalization

Understanding Drug Decriminalization

Drug decriminalization is the reduction or removal of penalties associated with illicit drug use. This is not the same as legalization, which strives to make certain substances legal to use. It’s an effort to decrease penalties for those caught abusing illegal substances to provide better rehabilitative treatment. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we were hoping…

cocaine withdrawal

Signs of Cocaine Withdrawal You Need to Know

The length and severity of cocaine withdrawal depend largely on how much you’ve been using and for how long. Any mental health challenges and stressful home situations can make it worse. While everyone experiences withdrawal differently, there are certainly some commons signs you can look for if you suspect you have an addiction. To learn…

ecstasy and mental health

Ecstasy And Your Mental Health

Ecstasy is the colloquial term for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a designer drug with stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. When ingested, MDMA leaves the user happy, energetic, and empathetic. Its effects peak 45 minutes after intake, and they can last up to six hours, depending on the amount ingested. Most people who struggle with designer drug abuse also…

doctor shopping

Dangers Of Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping refers to when you visit multiple doctors and provide false information to obtain several prescriptions. You may lie about your symptoms, deny receiving a prescription from another doctor, or commit other forms of deception to get prescription medication. Doctor shopping often happens to people with opioid addiction. The problem with opioid addiction is…

students and adderall

College Students And Adderall Abuse

Drug use is a growing trend among young adults, especially certain types of drugs. Students and Adderall seem to go hand in hand on many college campuses. In fact, even younger students may use this drug. It’s not surprising that prescription drug abuse is an issue for young adults, but it is concerning and needs…

effects of crack

Effects Of Crack On The Body

With the widespread use of crack cocaine in the United States, it’s critical to understand more about this drug. The effects of crack on the body are damaging and can be lasting. Participating in a detox treatment program will help halt these effects and put you on the path to healing. To learn about our…