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Mending Relationships After Rehab

Overcoming addiction is a tremendous feat that requires ongoing work even after detox and addiction treatment. The initial stages of your treatment may focus on managing withdrawal symptoms and discovering the underlying causes of substance abuse. While individual counseling is the cornerstone of a successful recovery, healing damaged relationships with your loved ones will also…

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Common CBT Techniques

One of the most vital components of addiction treatment is therapy. Behavioral therapies are excellent for teaching clients to identify destructive behaviors that keep them stuck in addiction. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly used forms of therapy. This treatment can help people change their lives by changing their thoughts and beliefs.…

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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 Benefits of Psychotherapy

When you are ready to take on addiction treatment for your substance use disorder, you may want to choose a short detox program. This treatment option provides medication to help you get through withdrawal. However, once you’re through this period, it can be tempting to consider your treatment complete. Unfortunately, it takes more than a…

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Start Healing from Trauma

When you experience a disturbing event, you may initially experience shock as your body tries to protect you from emotional or physical pain. You may feel for several days after the incident, while the numbness and disassociation can last up to six weeks. Once the initial shock wears off, you may continue to experience long-term…

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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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Types of Behavioral Therapy

Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction is about more than just getting through detox. There are often skewed thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors accompanying the addiction. Without a behavioral therapy program, you are much more likely to relapse. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we realize the significance of addiction therapy as part of an…

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The Importance of Having Family Support

If you have ever tried to quit drug or alcohol addiction while dealing with strained family relationships, you know how difficult it can be. Family support is a crucial component of a successful recovery. Your family dynamics can make or break your attempts to get sober. To get the most out of your addiction treatment,…

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Common PTSD Triggers

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental health condition in which a person feels intense panic and fear when encountering various experiences, people, or thoughts that somehow relate to a previous traumatic experience. PTSD triggers are the things that create that intense memory or flashback. Learning about these triggers can help to develop strategies…