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How Addiction Impacts Family

When someone struggles with addiction, they are hurting more than just their own health and well-being. Substance use disorders can have far-reaching effects, including on family members. If you grew up in a household with a parent or other relative who struggled with addiction, you understand firsthand how much their condition impacted your life. Even…

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5 Dangers of Codeine

If you have ever visited your doctor for chronic pain, a relentless cough, or diarrhea, you may have been prescribed medications containing codeine. This opiate drug is renowned for its calming properties and ability to relieve pain and discomfort. It is one of the most commonly prescribed opiates since it is milder and less addictive…

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Is Molly Addictive?

Also known as MDMA or ecstasy, molly became popular as a party drug. Many young people used this drug at raves or other all-night parties. It was first developed over a century ago with the intention of appetite suppression, but it is primarily used as a recreational drug. Molly induces feelings of happiness, warmth, and…

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Enjoying a Sober Halloween After Rehab

After rehab, different challenges come up that you may not anticipate while in an alcohol or drug detox program. These challenges consist of people, places, and things that trigger your desire to drink or use drugs. One of the top triggers for substance use is holidays, particularly those that revolve around parties, such as Halloween.…

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Recognizing Alcohol Abuse in Young Adults

Experimenting with alcohol between the ages of 18 and 29, otherwise referred to as young adulthood, is more common than in any other stage of life. This is also a high time for binge drinking and alcohol-related driving incidents. Naturally, some parents may become concerned when they see their child in their teens or early…

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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…

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Tips to Quit Smoking Weed

Are you or someone you know trying to quit smoking weed? Weed isn’t inherently addictive, but it can still be challenging to break this behavior. Fortunately, there is a marijuana addiction treatment and marijuana rehab available for people in your situation. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we’re here to help you find the right treatment program. Call…