Risks of Self-Medicating with Marijuana

Millions of Americans live with debilitating chronic pain every day of their lives. In fact, many admit to having chronic pain that interfered with daily living activities. With so few options, these people turn to long-term opioid use or start self-medicating with marijuana. Even as more states legalize the medicinal use of marijuana, it is…

a doctor teaching her patient about talk therapy

How Talk Therapy Impacts Recovery

Human beings have misused drugs for thousands of years. Past civilizations have had cures and interventions for alcoholism and drug abuse, although some weren’t effective. In the 1990s, addiction therapy shifted towards evidence-based treatments. People who are suffering from drug or substance addictions need more than just detoxification and medical interventions. Therapy, specifically talk therapy,…

a doctor supporting a patient on World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 to create awareness of suicide worldwide. The statistics on global suicide are alarming. According to many treatment experts, hundreds of thousands of people die by their hand every year. That leaves behind millions of bereaved family members, friends, and loved ones. But suicides can be prevented.…

a doctor holding a ribbon symbolizing National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

The National Recovery Month has been observed in September every year since the 90s. Every September, people in recovery, their families, and communities come together to celebrate the milestones of those who are recovering from substance or behavioral addictions. During this month, recovery services providers, such as Serenity House Detox Houston, schedule events, parades, digital…