Family

Information for families who have a close relative or loved one who is struggling with addiction or a substance use disorder:

Binge Drinking in the State of Texas: When Does It Become Too Much?

2019-08-23T21:11:18+00:00

At colleges and universities across the United States, the culture of partying and binge drinking is pervasive. When drinking to excess starts to cause a lot of problems in academic areas like grades, attendance and extra curricular activities, maybe it is time to start thinking about your regular consumption of alcoholic beverages. We have all seen this party culture at institutions of higher learning be glorified and glamorized in popular movies, television shows and music. Some say it’s kind of like a rite of passage for young adults. We all know that students want to have a good time while they’re young, but excessive drinking can lead to disastrous, life-altering consequences.

Binge Drinking in the State of Texas: When Does It Become Too Much?2019-08-23T21:11:18+00:00

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2019-09-13T20:13:46+00:00

The US Department of Health and Human Services notes that, mental health and substance use disorders may share similar, underlying causes for their development. These include changes in brain chemistry, genetic vulnerabilities and childhood exposure to extreme stress or trauma. These problems are further compounded when the person begins using drugs or alcohol to hide their symptoms. Studies have shown that people who struggle with anxiety or mood disorders are almost twice as likely to struggle with addiction than the average person is.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment2019-09-13T20:13:46+00:00

Tips For a Recovering Addict During the Holiday Season

2019-09-24T20:27:23+00:00

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, [...]

Tips For a Recovering Addict During the Holiday Season2019-09-24T20:27:23+00:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 2018

2019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

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 find a list of [...]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 20182019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00