drug decriminalization

Understanding Drug Decriminalization

Drug decriminalization is the reduction or removal of penalties associated with illicit drug use. This is not the same as legalization, which strives to make certain substances legal to use. It’s an effort to decrease penalties for those caught abusing illegal substances to provide better rehabilitative treatment. At Serenity House Detox Houston, we were hoping…

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Dangers Of Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping refers to when you visit multiple doctors and provide false information to obtain several prescriptions. You may lie about your symptoms, deny receiving a prescription from another doctor, or commit other forms of deception to get prescription medication. Doctor shopping often happens to people with opioid addiction. The problem with opioid addiction is…

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College Students And Adderall Abuse

Drug use is a growing trend among young adults, especially certain types of drugs. Students and Adderall seem to go hand in hand on many college campuses. In fact, even younger students may use this drug. It’s not surprising that prescription drug abuse is an issue for young adults, but it is concerning and needs…

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How to Decide on an Addiction Treatment Plan

Once someone realizes that they have an addiction, the next step is to find the right treatment plan. Everyone is different, so it is important to find a program that offers customized care. In general, most patients will begin with detox before transitioning to rehab. Afterward, they can continue their treatment through a lifelong treatment…

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Do I Need Drug Rehab?

One of the most difficult situations for a person with substance abuse issues is asking for help. The disease of addiction is highly cunning, and it makes a person believe he or she does not need help. Many people never go to drug rehab because they do not know if it is necessary. There are…

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CBT vs DBT

Serenity House Detox Houston uses a number of psychotherapy techniques to treat our clients with substance abuse disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are evidence-based treatments. CBT and DBT have proven most effective in helping our guests overcome addiction. If you are seeking guidance on your journey to recovery, we can help.…