quitting alcohol cold turkey

Risks of Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey

If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with alcohol addiction, you may believe that you can quit anytime. This false belief is typical among people dependent on alcohol. While it may be possible for some people to decide to stop drinking and follow through on it, for others, quitting alcohol cold turkey…

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Benefits of Rehab for Men

You may wonder if it is necessary to have gender-specific addiction treatment programs. After all, addiction does not seem to distinguish between the genders. However, there are some differences in how men and women recover from substance use disorder. Getting the help of a men’s detox program can give men a better chance of lasting…

physiological dependence

What to Know About Physiological Dependence on Drugs

Many people wonder about the differences between psychological and physiological dependence on drugs. This subject provides a great deal of confusion. Also, not helpful is how so much information you find misleads you even more. Those who are suffering from substance abuse problems may not be able to tell the difference, but a family member…

oxycodone vs oxycontin

Is There a Difference Between Oxycodone vs OxyContin?

Pharmaceutical companies make a lot of painkillers. Two examples of these are oxycodone and OxyContin. Although these drugs have very similar chemical structures, they aren’t exactly the same. There are several differences between oxycodone vs. OxyContin. If you are suffering from an addiction to opioids such as oxycodone or OxyContin, then it’s time to seek…

polysubstance abuse

Dangers of Polysubstance Abuse

Having a glass of wine with dinner may seem harmless, but drinking alcohol can bring about undesirable side effects and an increased risk of dependence when you are on prescription medication. Many people unwittingly develop a substance use disorder when combining two or more substances like prescription drugs and alcohol. If you start noticing the…

crystal meth withdrawal

Signs of Crystal Meth Withdrawal

If you have fallen victim to crystal meth, you may have first been drawn in by the euphoric feelings it can impart, helping you to feel the confidence and energy you struggle to achieve in your day-to-day life. However, crystal methamphetamine is powerful and can get you addicted as early as your first use. Trying…

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What is Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

If you attempt to detox from drugs or alcohol at home, you will likely experience a host of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. For some people, withdrawal is so intense that they cannot endure them for the duration of the detox. With the help of a medical detox program, you can get through withdrawal with minimal to…

woman sitting on couch struggling with opioid detox at home

Risks of Opioid Detox at Home

If you are suffering from opioid addiction, you may have considered trying to detox at home. Many people have attempted to quit opioid addiction on their own only to find that the withdrawal symptoms were too intense. For the most effective recovery, opt for professional treatment at an opioid detox center. At Serenity House Detox…

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Find the Right Prescription Drug Rehab

Many people attempt to quit prescription drugs each year only to find that the withdrawal symptoms are too difficult to manage. Attending a professional prescription drug detox program can be a much more effective option. A comprehensive prescription drug rehab program relies on evidence-based treatment methods proven to increase the rate of successful and lasting…

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What Is the Average Cost of Rehab?

If you or someone you know are thinking about going to drug or alcohol addiction treatment, you might be interested in learning about the cost of rehab. If you’re paying with insurance, the rates are different from paying for rehab out of your own pocket. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we would love to go over…