a woman suffering from the effects of designer drugs

Long-Term Effects of Designer Drugs

Designer drugs, or synthetic drugs, are human-made substances that imitate naturally-occurring, mind-altering drugs like marijuana. Research into the dangers and effects of designer drugs is ongoing, but we already know that synthetic substance abuse is associated with severe consequences. It would be best if you tried to learn more about designer drug abuse and how…

Risks of Self-Medicating with Marijuana

Millions of Americans live with debilitating chronic pain every day of their lives. In fact, many admit to having chronic pain that interfered with daily living activities. With so few options, these people turn to long-term opioid use or start self-medicating with marijuana. Even as more states legalize the medicinal use of marijuana, it is…

a group leader comforting a new patient as part of sobriety and aftercare

Maintaining Sobriety and Aftercare

After addiction treatment and recovery, the all-important matter of maintaining sobriety and aftercare programs arise. It is critical for patients in drug addiction recovery to have continuous support even after discharge from a drug detox and treatment center. Maintaining sobriety is an active process to manage their illness. Learn about Serenity House Detox Houston aftercare…

a doctor teaching her patient about talk therapy

How Talk Therapy Impacts Recovery

Human beings have misused drugs for thousands of years. Past civilizations have had cures and interventions for alcoholism and drug abuse, although some weren’t effective. In the 1990s, addiction therapy shifted towards evidence-based treatments. People who are suffering from drug or substance addictions need more than just detoxification and medical interventions. Therapy, specifically talk therapy,…

a doctor supporting a patient on World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 to create awareness of suicide worldwide. The statistics on global suicide are alarming. According to many treatment experts, hundreds of thousands of people die by their hand every year. That leaves behind millions of bereaved family members, friends, and loved ones. But suicides can be prevented.…