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 child trying to cope with a family member having a 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…

a woman concerned about her friend showing signs of drug use

How to Notice the Signs of Drug Use

Drug use does not discriminate. It can affect any person from any background. It is never easy coming to terms with a loved one’s addiction. There’s something different about your loved one’s life. Being able to identify an addiction might be difficult. Something’s changing, and it’s not changing for the better. It is important to…

a doctor taking notes with a patient during addiction counseling

What is Addiction Counseling?

Addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of people every year. Physical dependence on a chemical substance plays a large role in addiction. However, psychological dependence also contributes to the struggle. Many people find they have to make major adjustments to their lifestyle to achieve lasting recovery. Addiction counseling can help with all of…

a doctor talking to patients about the many benefits of group therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Therapy has proven beneficial for ages. Having someone to talk and listen to your issues is helpful. Further, having someone help you reflect on things from a different standpoint or bring new strategies to light is useful. But what about group therapy? Are there any benefits of group therapy that are worth acknowledging? What is Group…

parents arguing in front of their child and a doctor before learning how addiction affects families

How Addiction Affects Families

When you think about how addiction affects families, you may realize that substances like opioids and alcohol have a severe impact on the way we relate. Although we think of addiction and substance abuse disorder as a largely personal experience, these substances have a devastating impact on the people who surround the addicted individual. Addiction…

a man hiking during a men's addiction treatment center

Men’s Addiction Treatment Center

Men and women face different challenges in life and the same holds true in substance abuse treatment. That’s why Serenity House Detox Houston offers gender-specific recovery programs, such as our men’s addiction treatment center. Learn more about our men’s detox treatment and the different programs it offers to men seeking recovery in the Houston area. Our Detox Program…