man supporting woman with vicodin abuse

Getting Help for Vicodin Abuse

If you have ever had an injury or surgery, you may have received a prescription for Vicodin. This medication is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen and provides temporary pain relief. While Vicodin can be highly effective at easing physical discomfort, people should only use it for a short period of time as it is…

woman sitting on couch struggling with opioid detox at home

Risks of Opioid Detox at Home

If you are suffering from opioid addiction, you may have considered trying to detox at home. Many people have attempted to quit opioid addiction on their own only to find that the withdrawal symptoms were too intense. For the most effective recovery, opt for professional treatment at an opioid detox center. At Serenity House Detox…

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Find the Right Prescription Drug Rehab

Many people attempt to quit prescription drugs each year only to find that the withdrawal symptoms are too difficult to manage. Attending a professional prescription drug detox program can be a much more effective option. A comprehensive prescription drug rehab program relies on evidence-based treatment methods proven to increase the rate of successful and lasting…

man showing signs of long term effects of opiates

Long-Term Effects of Opiates

Opiates have serious, long-term effects that may impact a person’s life even when they want to stop using the drugs. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we know that opioid abuse becomes overwhelming, but it’s difficult to control. At our opiate detox center, we work with our clients to help them overcome withdrawal and move forward with treatment…

woman getting sick due to xanax overdose

Signs of a Xanax Overdose

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as panic disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Used properly, it is safe. However, it is a highly addictive substance and, if misused, it can also lead to life-threatening complications, including Xanax overdose. If you believe your loved one is overdosing, call 911 immediately. If your…

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…

Holding pill bottles for Prescription Take-Back

What is a Prescription Take-Back?

April 24th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but what does that mean? For many, it is about going to their medicine cabinets and clearing out all the expired and unused medication. The goal of the day, though, is to address an increasingly troubling public health problem, prescription drug abuse. If you’re suffering from an…

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…