a woman suffering from the effects of designer drugs

Long-Term Effects of Designer Drugs

Designer drugs, or synthetic drugs, are human-made substances that imitate naturally-occurring, mind-altering drugs like marijuana. Research into the dangers and effects of designer drugs is ongoing, but we already know that synthetic substance abuse is associated with severe consequences. It would be best if you tried to learn more about designer drug abuse and how…

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…

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Maintaining Sobriety and Aftercare

After addiction treatment and recovery, the all-important matter of maintaining sobriety and aftercare programs arise. It is critical for patients in drug addiction recovery to have continuous support even after discharge from a drug detox and treatment center. Maintaining sobriety is an active process to manage their illness. Learn about Serenity House Detox Houston aftercare…

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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…

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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…