Woman laying her head down showing signs of opiate abuse

Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate and opioid abuse continue to be a growing problem in Houston and the surrounding area. In 2018, there was a spike in drug poisoning deaths. Opiates like opioids are highly addictive. Knowing the signs of opiate abuse can be the first step in getting you or someone you love the help they need, like…

Prescription Drug Abuse

Getting Help for Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, prescription medications have become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the United States. Many people don’t realize how bad the prescription drug problem currently is because the heroin epidemic is also huge. When people think about drug abuse, they think of drugs like heroin, cocaine, and meth. The reality is that…

marijuana addiction

Getting Help for Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction can negatively impact your life. If you want to free yourself from dependency on marijuana, you need to understand the steps of recovery and the reasons why pursuing treatment can improve your life. With a better understanding of the addiction and recovery processes, you can make the best decision for your life and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

a pile of designer drugs

What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer drugs are synthetic substances mostly sold illegally to give the users a high. These drugs are supposed to mimic mainstream psychoactive substances like marijuana, cocaine, or heroin. The danger of drug abuse is serious with designer drugs, which is why you should get help if you are unable to stop using them. Any use…

a woman dealing with the opioid side effects

Side Effects of Opioids

Opioids, aka narcotics, are a class of drugs used for pain relief where regular pain-relieving drugs are insufficient. There are many opioid side effects, and the risk of opioid abuse is high. Doctors only prescribe them to manage severe chronic pain from health conditions like cancer. Some opioids are synthetic, while others come from the…