benefits of psychotherapy

5 Benefits of Psychotherapy

When you are ready to take on addiction treatment for your substance use disorder, you may want to choose a short detox program. This treatment option provides medication to help you get through withdrawal. However, once you’re through this period, it can be tempting to consider your treatment complete. Unfortunately, it takes more than a…

stress management in addiction recovery

Practicing Stress Management in Addiction Recovery

Stress is one of the top contributors to health problems, and substance use disorder is no exception. Without a reliable set of healthy coping skills, stress can also make your recovery extremely challenging, if not impossible. To fully heal your body and mind from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, it is essential to begin…

healing from trauma

Start Healing from Trauma

When you experience a disturbing event, you may initially experience shock as your body tries to protect you from emotional or physical pain. You may feel for several days after the incident, while the numbness and disassociation can last up to six weeks. Once the initial shock wears off, you may continue to experience long-term…

family counseling

The Importance of Family Counseling

The effects of addiction go well beyond the person abusing drugs or alcohol. Those closest to the person will often suffer along with them. When addiction takes over, people may no longer be themselves and exhibit uncharacteristic behaviors like lying, stealing, and cheating. While addiction can dissolve relationships, family support is of the utmost importance…

loneliness and anxiety

The Connection Between Loneliness and Anxiety

If you have ever felt lonely before, you are probably familiar with the feelings of depression that can often accompany it. It may be surprising, but loneliness and anxiety can also be connected. Furthermore, just like with depression, feeling anxious and lonely can also put you at a higher risk of substance use disorder. The…

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Types of Behavioral Therapy

Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction is about more than just getting through detox. There are often skewed thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors accompanying the addiction. Without a behavioral therapy program, you are much more likely to relapse. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we realize the significance of addiction therapy as part of an…