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…

physiological dependence

What to Know About Physiological Dependence on Drugs

Many people wonder about the differences between psychological and physiological dependence on drugs. This subject provides a great deal of confusion. Also, not helpful is how so much information you find misleads you even more. Those who are suffering from substance abuse problems may not be able to tell the difference, but a family member…

national alcohol and drug addiction recovery month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Drug and alcohol addiction has impacted the lives of millions of Americans and their families. Many of these people have soldiered through addiction detox programs and maintained long-term sobriety. Getting sober and staying drug-and-alcohol-free is no easy feat. Each year in September, we honor those in recovery with National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.…

codependent relationship

Signs of a Codependent Relationship

It can be tough to realize when certain helpful behaviors are harmful to your relationship. Many people involved in codependent relationships are not familiar with the concept or do not understand how codependency functions. Knowing the signs of codependency can help you discover when your relationship may be keeping you or your loved one stuck…

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Most Common Cocaine Addiction Symptoms

Cocaine addiction is powerful and can lead to uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal. At Serenity House Detox Houston, our cocaine detox program may work well for you. Call us today at 866.516.8356 to learn more about how we can help. Common Cocaine Addiction Symptoms Cocaine addiction symptoms are sometimes difficult to notice. Some symptoms are “hidden in plain…

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What Is the Average Cost of Rehab?

If you or someone you know are thinking about going to drug or alcohol addiction treatment, you might be interested in learning about the cost of rehab. If you’re paying with insurance, the rates are different from paying for rehab out of your own pocket. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we would love to go over…

Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month. Every April, healthcare organizations, schools, and businesses all over the country start campaigns to educate the public about an ongoing problem in the U.S., alcohol abuse. How can you get help this year? Find out by calling Serenity House…

co-occurring disorders

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring disorders occur when a person has both a mental health disorder and addiction. These conditions may include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder. They may be using prescription or illicit drugs or struggling with alcohol abuse. In every situation, a person with these conditions is unable to resolve these concerns on their…