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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…

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Dangers of Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

Mixing Adderall and alcohol is a risky habit. Adderall, often used to treat Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a stimulant. Alcohol is a depressant. When taken together, each drug cancels out the effects of the other. When this happens, the person who’s mixing the two may accidentally overdose on one or both. If you’re currently…

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the more debilitating mental health disorders. It can occur in anyone but typically becomes evident in the teenage years and adulthood. A person with this condition has manic highs and feelings of depression that are much more dramatic. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar disorder can help a person understand when…

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Finding Support Groups After Rehab

If you have gone through rehab or want to start recovery, you should think about finding support groups after your treatment. These are groups of other recovery alumni who can help you not feel alone in your daily struggles after addiction recovery. Living a sober lifestyle is difficult, but getting help from your peers can…

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Managing Stress During Recovery

Once you break your dependence on drugs and alcohol, the world around you changes a bit. You suddenly have to deal with all of the good and the bad coming towards you. Most people will experience stress during recovery. Those that use proper stress management methods and have the right type of addiction treatment are…