Sober Stress Relief Ideas

Sober Stress Relief Ideas

Finding coping mechanisms to manage stress is a critical part of addiction recovery. People who develop an addiction sometimes are using alcohol and drugs as stress relief. It’s essential to change that and look for sober ways to feel better. Believe it or not, there are plenty of options out there. To learn more, reach…

Women experiencing signs of heroin abuse

Signs of Heroin Abuse

The City of Houston is taking steps to curb drug and alcohol use. The city offers several programs designed to coordinate projects in the area for just this purpose. They also work to raise awareness about heroin addiction and other forms of drug abuse. That starts with providing information to the public. For example, what…

women holding pill in one hand and glass of alcohol in the other, Mixing Adderall And Alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

Mixing Adderall and alcohol is a risky habit. Adderall, often used to treat Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a stimulant. Alcohol is a depressant. When taken together, each drug cancels out the effects of the other. When this happens, the person who’s mixing the two may accidentally overdose on one or both. If you’re currently…

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…

Group of People Observing National Public Health Week

Observing National Public Health Week

Each year during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) celebrates National Public Health Week. In 2021, it starts on April 5th and runs through April 11th. National Public Health Week brings communities together to recognize contributions made to public health and talk about the nation’s wellness. What can you…

Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month. Every April, healthcare organizations, schools, and businesses all over the country start campaigns to educate the public about an ongoing problem in the U.S., alcohol abuse. How can you get help this year? Find out by calling Serenity House…