Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Getting Help During Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month. Every April, healthcare organizations, schools, and businesses all over the country start campaigns to educate the public about an ongoing problem in the U.S., alcohol abuse. How can you get help this year? Find out by calling Serenity House…

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 Houston, we offer a complete treatment program…

codependency and addiction

The Relationship Between Codependency and Addiction

Is there someone enabling your drug dependency? Codependency and addiction are two destructive habits that often coexist. Can you save this relationship? More importantly, can you quit using drugs or alcohol? At Serenity House Detox Houston, our team offers assistance to those struggling with drug and alcohol use. We offer a range of treatment options…

Signs of Addiction

Telltale Signs of Addiction

Addiction is more common than you might expect. Millions of people in the United States struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but many don’t get the help they need. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction can make it easier for you to assist loved ones or yourself. These common signs of addiction…

opioid withdrawal

Oxycontin Can Lead to Opioid Withdrawal

Given all the bad press related to opioid abuse and addiction, we can forget that Oxycontin works as a viable pharmaceutical for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Unfortunately, the brand-name drug has become one of the world’s most abused prescription narcotics. In far too many cases, Oxycontin has become a medical scrouge that…

xanax addiction

Signs of a Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a brand of alprazolam. Even though doctors prescribe this drug to treat anxiety disorders, it can be addictive like other drugs in the benzodiazepine class. Therefore, recognizing signs of Xanax addiction can reduce the time before you or a loved one begins treatment. Early intervention in addictions can reduce the time required for…

fentanyl abuse

Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Opioids like fentanyl can cause severe damage due to the way they impact the brain. Since this drug is a legally prescribed medication, some people may abuse it through legal use. However, many illegally use it, too. Fentanyl abuse will produce many changes in appearance, behavior, and mood. When you can identify these symptoms of…

quit drinking

How to Quit Drinking Safely

How many mornings–possibly afternoons–have you woken up wondering what happened the night before? Have you asked, “Did I embarrass myself again?” or “How did I wind up here?” If you’re like other people with a drinking problem, you’ve probably tried to quit drinking in the past. Maybe that worked for two weeks or even two…