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Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays

By |2021-02-26T20:08:38+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For a lot of people, winter marks a great time of the year. They look forward to fun things like spending time with family, eating great food and celebrating the holidays. What some people don’t know though, is how difficult this time of year can be for a recovering alcoholic or drug addict. For someone […]

How Can Drug Court Help Addicts Recover & Avoid Jail?

By |2021-04-09T23:18:58+00:00August 30th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but for some it can require more intervention. The level of care necessary really depends on the individual and is affected by things like how long the person has been abusing alcohol or drugs, how heavily they have been using these substances, and whether or […]

Can Remote Drug Rehab Work?

By |2020-06-22T23:11:57+00:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the world today, it seems as though uncertainty and fear linger behind every corner, as the Coronavirus, also commonly known as Covid-19, has caused extreme panic and unrest across the globe. Since being brought to mainstream media attention somewhere back in the beginning of this year, the Coronavirus has forced nations to shut down, […]

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them

By |2021-02-02T19:01:12+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Recovery, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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:

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

By |2021-02-02T19:03:12+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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 […]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

By |2021-02-02T19:04:34+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

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 […]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

By |2021-02-02T19:05:58+00:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

By |2021-02-02T19:07:49+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Opioids, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation are likely the most cost-effective versions of care, as they offer a proven success rate, regardless of age, gender and other demographics. These methods of rehabilitation can literally be life-saving so it is difficult to put an accurate price tag on rehabilitation.

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

By |2020-03-25T19:40:47+00:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

 

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 can all contribute […]

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know

By |2021-02-02T19:09:40+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

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