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Treatment Options for Oxycodone Abuse

Oxycodone prescriptions have increased over the years, with more and more Americans becoming addicted. Oxycodone medications such as OxyContin and Percocet are often available for pain relief after surgery or injury. The problem is that these prescription medications are highly addictive, and many people fall victim to oxycodone abuse before their course of meds has…

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Getting Help for Vicodin Abuse

If you have ever had an injury or surgery, you may have received a prescription for Vicodin. This medication is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen and provides temporary pain relief. While Vicodin can be highly effective at easing physical discomfort, people should only use it for a short period of time as it is…

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Tips to Quit Smoking Weed

Are you or someone you know trying to quit smoking weed? Weed isn’t inherently addictive, but it can still be challenging to break this behavior. Fortunately, there is a marijuana addiction treatment and marijuana rehab available for people in your situation. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we’re here to help you find the right treatment program. Call…

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Long-Term Effects of Opiates

Opiates have serious, long-term effects that may impact a person’s life even when they want to stop using the drugs. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we know that opioid abuse becomes overwhelming, but it’s difficult to control. At our opiate detox center, we work with our clients to help them overcome withdrawal and move forward with treatment…

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What Does Decriminalization Mean?

Many states are moving to decriminalize marijuana usage. What does decriminalization mean? This type of legal change may seem like a good thing to a person who is using drugs. For instance, it may make it easier for you to obtain those substances. However, those substances are still not safe to use. Addiction is possible…

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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…

Holding pill bottles for Prescription Take-Back

What is a Prescription Take-Back?

April 24th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but what does that mean? For many, it is about going to their medicine cabinets and clearing out all the expired and unused medication. The goal of the day, though, is to address an increasingly troubling public health problem, prescription drug abuse. If you’re suffering from an…

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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…