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Why a Dual Diagnosis Detox Is Better for You

Nearly half of people who have a mental illness also struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These conditions play off one another and can exacerbate your symptoms, so it is crucial to get help from a dual diagnosis treatment program. Dual diagnosis treatment is the most thorough approach for someone with substance use…

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Am I Self-Medicating?

Self-medication is relatively common in the United States, but that does not mean it is a safe practice. Stress and the incidence of mental health conditions are at an all-time high, leaving many people struggling to cope with their day-to-day responsibilities without using drugs or alcohol. However, conditions like depression and drug use are never…

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Can Trauma Impact Anxiety?

Hundreds of millions of people in the United States experience trauma at least once in their lifetime. Anxiety-related symptoms are particularly common with trauma, so you may not realize you are dealing with trauma if you have already been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Have you noticed that your anxiety symptoms have intensified after a…

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Practicing Stress Management in Addiction Recovery

Stress is one of the top contributors to health problems, and substance use disorder is no exception. Without a reliable set of healthy coping skills, stress can also make your recovery extremely challenging, if not impossible. To fully heal your body and mind from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, it is essential to begin…

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Finding Healthier Ways for Coping with Loss

In the face of loss, many people turn to self-medication to numb the pain. Sadly, this does little to help them work through their grief and can lead to addiction. If you or someone you care about is dealing with grief through self-medication, it may be time to consider a dual diagnosis treatment program. At…

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The Connection Between Loneliness and Anxiety

If you have ever felt lonely before, you are probably familiar with the feelings of depression that can often accompany it. It may be surprising, but loneliness and anxiety can also be connected. Furthermore, just like with depression, feeling anxious and lonely can also put you at a higher risk of substance use disorder. The…

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Get Help Dealing with Emotional Trauma

Have you been looking for ways of dealing with emotional trauma? One of the things you may want to consider is heading to a trauma therapy program. A trauma therapy program can help you understand the effects of trauma and how to live with them. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, we prepare our patients to go…

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Common Anxiety Medications

Anxiety is a natural emotion that helps a person react appropriately to situations that cause stress and discomfort when regulated by the body and brain. For some people, anxiety becomes uncontrollable and interferes with daily life. That’s when treatment with anxiety medications may help. Our team at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston can offer help with…