support groups

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…

life skills training

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…

detox symptoms

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…

drug abuse in the workplace

Signs of Drug Abuse in the Workplace

You may have a preconceived notion of what alcoholics and drug addicts look and act like, based on what the media portrays. However, people with substance use disorders often manage to hold down full-time employment. Unfortunately, drinking and doing drugs on the job has significant consequences for employees and customers. Identifying drug abuse in the…

family conducting an intervention

5 Benefits of an Intervention

There are many benefits of an intervention to get someone you love to seek treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Whether you want to host an intervention or you are the recipient, Serenity House Detox Houston is ready to help you. Our detox program provides the support needed to physically remove an addictive…

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…

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Risks of Quitting Cold-Turkey

According to many treatment experts, the Houston area has hundreds of thousands of people using illicit drugs annually. Unfortunately, only about half of people seek treatment. When you finally decide to give up drugs or alcohol, you may feel buoyant and strong. However, quitting drugs and alcohol is not merely a matter of will. Quitting…