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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A fast-paced lifestyle can make it challenging to keep stress under control. When stress becomes chronic, you are more vulnerable to substance use disorders and mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. However, you do not have to settle for feeling tired and stressed out. A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program can teach you the skills…

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5 Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You have most likely heard of therapy for mental health and addiction. But did you know that different types of treatment can assist with these conditions? Your therapist can customize your sessions with specific therapeutic modalities to accommodate your needs. This flexibility allows you to receive the most suitable treatment to help you heal and…

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Benefits of Individual Counseling in Texas

It is fairly common for someone with a drug or alcohol use disorder to have a co-occurring disorder like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression. These mental health conditions must be addressed during addiction treatment to reduce the risk of relapse. Addiction counseling programs help people work through the mental and emotional issues that…

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Can Trauma Impact Anxiety?

Hundreds of millions of people in the United States experience trauma at least once in their lifetime. Anxiety-related symptoms are particularly common with trauma, so you may not realize you are dealing with trauma if you have already been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Have you noticed that your anxiety symptoms have intensified after a…

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Recognizing Co-Occurring Disorders

Substance abuse and mental health conditions frequently go hand in hand. Since co-occurring disorders are fairly common with addiction, learning to recognize the signs of these conditions can help alert you to a problem early on. If you suspect that you or someone you care about is struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders,…

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Yoga and Its Effects on Mental Health

Mental health conditions are surprisingly common in the United States, although many people do not seek treatment for them. Medication and psychotherapy are some of the most effective treatments for managing mental health disorders. However, more mental health professionals now realize the benefits of alternative therapies like yoga therapy. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, we…

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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…

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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…