Addiction Recovery

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help

2019-10-01T01:21:57+00:00

Due to its close proximity with Mexico, the state of Texas is the most heavily affected region. These Mexican drug cartels smuggle their drugs across the border and begin distributing them throughout the state. Interestingly enough though, marijuana is the drug with the highest conviction rate in Texas, due to the influx of Mexican weed that is coming across the border. Texas is also has the fourth highest rate per capita for drug trafficking sentences with an average sentence lasting around 77 months (about 6 ½ years).

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help2019-10-01T01:21:57+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

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lpjHhv7_4QA   While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing to this [...]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug [...]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

2019-09-16T18:57:48+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 Sports2019-09-16T18:57:48+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

Regular exercise helps in addiction treatment and relapse prevention.

2019-09-24T20:25:37+00:00

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. [...]

Regular exercise helps in addiction treatment and relapse prevention.2019-09-24T20:25:37+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

Meth Abuse In Texas, What Can We Do?

2019-09-24T20:23:39+00:00

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 to the 539 who overdosed [...]

Meth Abuse In Texas, What Can We Do?2019-09-24T20:23:39+00:00