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Why a Dual Diagnosis Detox Is Better for You

Nearly half of people who have a mental illness also struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These conditions play off one another and can exacerbate your symptoms, so it is crucial to get help from a dual diagnosis treatment program. Dual diagnosis treatment is the most thorough approach for someone with substance use…

loneliness and anxiety

The Connection Between Loneliness and Anxiety

If you have ever felt lonely before, you are probably familiar with the feelings of depression that can often accompany it. It may be surprising, but loneliness and anxiety can also be connected. Furthermore, just like with depression, feeling anxious and lonely can also put you at a higher risk of substance use disorder. The…

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Treatment Options for Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse is when a person uses more than one drug simultaneously and abuses those substances, such as opiates and stimulants, depressants, alcohol, prescription medications, or other combinations. If polysubstance abuse is a problem for you or someone you love, we can help you find addiction treatment programs that help with these issues. Call us at Serenity…

Depression and Drug Addiction

Depression and Drug Addiction

Why do depression and drug addiction often go hand-in-hand? Either of these conditions can occur first, leading to the onset of the other. Using drugs to cope with the underlying symptoms of depression is relatively common, yet it creates a number of health risks. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, we offer a complete treatment program…

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Getting Help for Self-Injurious Behavior

Mental health complications sometimes include self-injurious behavior. When a person self-harms, they are doing to release the pain and frustration they feel. This behavior is not something people can stop doing. They feel compelled to engage in this behavior. That is why getting help for it is critical. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, we offer…

common anxiety medications

Common Anxiety Medications

Anxiety is a natural emotion that helps a person react appropriately to situations that cause stress and discomfort when regulated by the body and brain. For some people, anxiety becomes uncontrollable and interferes with daily life. That’s when treatment with anxiety medications may help. Our team at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston can offer help with…

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…

co-occurring disorders

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring disorders occur when a person has both a mental health disorder and addiction. These conditions may include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder. They may be using prescription or illicit drugs or struggling with alcohol abuse. In every situation, a person with these conditions is unable to resolve these concerns on their…

woman with head in hands struggling with trauma and addiction

Addressing Trauma and Addiction

Too often, people who have experienced trauma will eventually also become addicted to substances. Consequently, treatment programs must be aware of the connection between trauma and addiction to meet the needs of those who have both. Most recovery programs do have staff on hand who know the strong link between these. However, to reach the…