Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse on the Rise in Houston, Across Texas

Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse on the Rise in Houston, Across Texas

As one of the largest cities in the United States, Houston, Texas is a bustling place for NASA, the oil and gas industry, and health care. While the state of Texas does not typically show up on the radar of high-risk heroin abuse centers, Houston and the state of Texas deal with a diverse range […]

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Links Between Social Media Usage and
Substance Abuse

Some people are at a greater risk of substance abuse than others. Researchers believe there is a genetic link to addiction, as people with a family history of substance abuse disorders may struggle with addiction themselves. While there are inherent factors that contribute to illness, lifestyle also plays a role. A lack of support system […]

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The Link Between Alcohol & Cancer

Link-Between-Alcohol & Cancer

Alcohol consumption, especially in frequent and/or large amounts, has long been known to negatively affect drinkers in a variety of ways. Alcohol significantly contributes to social and economic concerns – it causes the weakening of relationships, lack of productivity at work, and costs that are detrimental to the community. Alcohol is also the third leading […]

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Treating Pain Without Opiates

Treating Pain Without Opiates

After having surgery, Ted found himself in a great deal of pain and was prescribed Opiates to help manage his discomfort. Although the painkillers helped at first, they soon became a problem. It became clear Ted wasn’t going to be able to stop using the opiates on his own, so his wife and children found […]

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Depression and Substance Abuse: Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Depression and Substance Abuse Depression is often a gateway into substance abuse. Individuals suffering from depression may turn to drugs and alcohol as a means to escape their negative emotions. Almost one-third of people with major depression also have a substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, drinking and using drugs only makes depression worse in the long […]

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Trauma (Part 2): Symptoms of Trauma and Effective Therapies

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett In Part 1 of the trauma blog series, I explained how complex trauma, adversity early in life, and untreated psychological trauma is often the root of addiction. In Part 2 of this blog, we explore the symptoms of trauma and effective therapies that have been scientifically proven to help trauma […]

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Trauma (Part 1): An Often Overlooked Root of Addiction

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett The very word trauma evokes images of major events such as war, rape, kidnapping, and abuse. Natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and windstorms affect thousands of people every year, causing loss of life, loss of home and leaving economic damage in their wake. When traumatic experiences occur, […]

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The Gift of Desperation in Recovery | The Treatment Center

Prior to walking on the road to recovery, Heather’s life was in shambles. She was homeless and broken mentally, physically and spiritually, which left her angry and hopeless. Although she knew she needed to get help, she refused to do any kind of intensive outpatient treatment program. However, The Treatment Center Outpatient Services soon became her gift of desperation […]

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