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How to Celebrate New Years Eve Sober. Tips for Recovering Addicts.

By |2019-09-24T20:24:42+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Alcohol, Mental Health, Recovery, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The holiday season for most recovering addicts can be the hardest time of the year, especially on New Year’s Eve. Holidays in the United States are quite often characterized for their excess. Excessive partying, binge drinking, even excessive spending and worrying about debts and other responsibilities can cause a great amount of stress […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction

By |2020-12-23T21:45:16+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Mental health issues and substance abuse are often deeply connected in the human brain. According to the NationalInstitute of Mental Health (NIMH), people who experience depression disorders, such as seasonal affective disorder are more likely to have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. As the days are shorter and the sunlight escapes […]

Regular exercise helps in addiction treatment and relapse prevention.

By |2019-12-19T19:55:37+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Recovery, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

 

Cardiovascular exercise can help in addiction treatment and relapse prevention strategies.

Scientists at the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have identified how cardiovascular exercise can support rehab treatment for those struggling with addiction. In a study carried out on animals, researchers discovered that regular exercise targets areas of the brain that control dopamine. […]

Tips For a Recovering Addict During the Holiday Season

By |2020-12-23T21:47:46+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Family, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You’ve heard of black Friday, but what about blackout Wednesday? That’s right, the holidays are often the most inebriated times of the year for many Texans. Overindulgence is common and the holiday season presents a unique challenge for people who are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction. As people get into the holiday spirit, […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 2018

By |2019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , |

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Texas Collection Sites for National RX Take Back Day:

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, (10/27/18). It has been set aside for the safe, convenient disposal of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. On the DEA’s website, you will […]

What is Fentanyl?

By |2020-12-06T01:59:26+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Drug Abuse, Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , |

What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It So Deadly?

As the opioid crisis wages on and a record number of people are dying each and every day from drug overdoses, fentanyl is making news headlines. It is popping up in all sorts of illicit street drugs from heroin, LSD, cocaine, Xanax and even synthetic marijuana aka: […]

CDC Report: Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 2017

By |2019-09-24T20:17:54+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , |


New CDC Report Shows Record Number of Overdoses in 2017

Drug overdose deaths in the United States topped 72,000 in 2017 according to a new Center for Disease Control report, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2016. These numbers translate into 200 deaths per day […]

Meth Abuse In Texas, What Can We Do?

By |2020-12-16T21:26:43+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Difficult but Possible: Meth Rehab In Texas

Although the national conversation of drug abuse and overdose deaths has been focused on the opioid crisis, methamphetamines are still the leading killer for Texans. 715 people overdosed on meth in Texas in 2016.  This is compared […]

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