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Common PTSD Triggers

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental health condition in which a person feels intense panic and fear when encountering various experiences, people, or thoughts that somehow relate to a previous traumatic experience. PTSD triggers are the things that create that intense memory or flashback. Learning about these triggers can help to develop strategies…

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 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…

trauma in women

Treating Trauma in Women

Trauma occurs when a person experiences something significant, such as a death, abuse, or violence, and the brain does not process that event properly. Trauma in women can occur for many reasons, but once it does, treatment becomes necessary. Without it, mental health complications can arise, leading to a wide range of risks and challenges.…

Depression and Drug Addiction

Depression and Drug Addiction

Why do depression and drug addiction often go hand-in-hand? Either of these conditions can occur first, leading to the onset of the other. Using drugs to cope with the underlying symptoms of depression is relatively common, yet it creates a number of health risks. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we offer a complete treatment program…

man discussing self-injurious behavior

Getting Help for Self-Injurious Behavior

Mental health complications sometimes include self-injurious behavior. When a person self-harms, they are doing to release the pain and frustration they feel. This behavior is not something people can stop doing. They feel compelled to engage in this behavior. That is why getting help for it is critical. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we offer…

common anxiety medications

Common Anxiety Medications

Anxiety is a natural emotion that helps a person react appropriately to situations that cause stress and discomfort when regulated by the body and brain. For some people, anxiety becomes uncontrollable and interferes with daily life. That’s when treatment with anxiety medications may help. Our team at Serenity House Detox Houston can offer help with…

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the more debilitating mental health disorders. It can occur in anyone but typically becomes evident in the teenage years and adulthood. A person with this condition has manic highs and feelings of depression that are much more dramatic. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar disorder can help a person understand when…