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Signs of a Xanax Overdose

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as panic disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Used properly, it is safe. However, it is a highly addictive substance and, if misused, it can also lead to life-threatening complications, including Xanax overdose. If you believe your loved one is overdosing, call 911 immediately. If your…

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The Relationship Between Codependency and Addiction

Is there someone enabling your drug dependency? Codependency and addiction are two destructive habits that often coexist. Can you save this relationship? More importantly, can you quit using drugs or alcohol? At Serenity House Detox Houston, our team offers assistance to those struggling with drug and alcohol use. We offer a range of treatment options…

Signs of Addiction

Telltale Signs of Addiction

Addiction is more common than you might expect. Millions of people in the United States struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but many don’t get the help they need. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction can make it easier for you to assist loved ones or yourself. These common signs of addiction…

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Oxycontin Can Lead to Opioid Withdrawal

Given all the bad press related to opioid abuse and addiction, we can forget that Oxycontin works as a viable pharmaceutical for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Unfortunately, the brand-name drug has become one of the world’s most abused prescription narcotics. In far too many cases, Oxycontin has become a medical scrouge that…

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Why You Should Find A Women’s Rehab

Women may have different views on the world that contribute to their needs for addiction recovery. Some feel more comfortable in an environment with other female patients. Women’s rehab offers a relaxing place for women to recover with the support they need from a team of professionals. Contact Serenity House Detox today to learn about…

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Finding Support Groups After Rehab

If you have gone through rehab or want to start recovery, you should think about finding support groups after your treatment. These are groups of other recovery alumni who can help you not feel alone in your daily struggles after addiction recovery. Living a sober lifestyle is difficult, but getting help from your peers can…

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…

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Why Should You Get Life Skill Training

Detox and rehab treatments are the ideal way to combat drug or alcohol addiction. While the objective is to help clients get sober, these programs should also prepare clients for the next step–-independent sober living. That’s why life skills training should always be a part of the curriculum. With the right skills, clients will be…

alcohol dependence

How to Address with Alcohol Dependence

One of the worst parts about developing alcoholism is the alcohol dependence that grabs you and won’t let go. If you’re like most of the people who develop alcoholism, continuing to drink has turned into the way you live to try to stay well. If you stop drinking, your body reacts in abnormal ways that…

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Recognizing Detox Symptoms

If you have reached the point where you want to remove yourself from the cycle of addiction, there are certain steps you must take. The first is to confirm your desire to quit abusing substances. After that, it’s critical for you to seek help. Immediately after you stop taking your substance of choice, it’s important…