Recovery

Addiction recovery information here. Our goal is to help the residents of Texas overcome a substance use disorder (SUD), or their addiction. Learn more about rehabilitation and recovery from the following articles:

How to Live Without Drugs: 7 Ways to Overcome Addiction

2020-05-22T20:10:00+00:00

If you have ever struggled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol then you know just how hard it can be to turn your life around and get sober, once and for all. For a lot of people who are still living in an active stage of drug addiction and/or alcohol abuse, having fun without [...]

How to Live Without Drugs: 7 Ways to Overcome Addiction2020-05-22T20:10:00+00:00

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs

2020-02-28T19:57:55+00:00

Unfortunately, not all relapse triggers can be avoided, no matter how hard we may try! Learning how to effectively cope with your drug cravings will allow you to move past them. Distract yourself by reading a book or go hang out with a sober family member or friend. Remind yourself why you are staying sober and the negative consequences you have experienced because of your drug or alcohol abuse. Try coming up with other coping mechanisms that will work specifically for you while you are experiencing a drug craving.

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs2020-02-28T19:57:55+00:00

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?

2020-05-06T21:04:59+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lPiR6L_G-nE   If you have ever struggled with quitting alcohol and drugs, then you know how difficult it can be, especially around the holidays. Overcoming an addiction and staying sober are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. For those who do not know, addiction is considered to be a disease of the [...]

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?2020-05-06T21:04:59+00:00

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2020-03-25T19:39:57+00:00

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?2020-03-25T19:39:57+00:00

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them

2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

If you have ever experienced a relapse, or are new to recovery, know that you are not alone, research suggests that between 40 to 60 percent of people who have recently undergone treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within just one year of sobriety. One of the ways to keep from becoming a member of this statistic is to pay attention to cues or situations that can lead to this unwanted drug or alcohol use, below is a list of 6 common triggers and some additional tools so that we can hopefully avoid them:

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

  When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in [...]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

2020-03-25T19:40:47+00:00

  https://youtu.be/LsyTaDfex2Y   Drug abuse is a common occurrence across all types of sports, at all competitive levels. Besides just performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants, many athletes feel compelled to abuse drugs and alcohol for a variety of other reasons. The intense pressure to perform, coupled with a possible underlying mental health disorder [...]

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports2020-03-25T19:40:47+00:00

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

2020-05-06T21:03:02+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?2020-05-06T21:03:02+00:00

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know

2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00

The easiest way to stop a potential relapse is to simply avoid relapse triggers. These are situations, experiences, places, even people who bring out your inner urges to use drugs or alcohol. Sometimes it’s a holiday or special day when maybe you lost someone close to you. Or it could be a club or place you used to hang out when you were using that makes you romanticize your past substance abuse. It could even be a family member or friend who you previously used with that makes you want to do it again.

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00