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What To Do After Receiving a Dual Diagnosis Disorder

Receiving any kind of mental or physical health diagnosis could be hard, especially if this is something unexpected. Although, what should we do after receiving a dual diagnosis disorder? Here at Skyward Treatment, we’re always looking for ways to educate our readers and prospective patients when it comes to the dangers of addiction and the

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The Care Provided by Rehabilitation Centers for Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Through the years, the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness has always been complex and intertwined. These two disorders are always connected, though not directly. Here at Skyward Treatment, we’re always looking for ways to educate our readers and prospective patients when it comes to the dangers of addiction and the beauty of recovery.

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What We Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis Disorders

This might not be the first time you’ve heard about the term “dual diagnosis,” but do you know what this means? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, dual diagnosis “is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously.” This disorder is pretty self-explanatory, hence its name.

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Understanding the Infamous Dual Diagnosis Disorder

When people hear the term “dual diagnosis,” they automatically assume that this means having two mental health conditions simultaneously. While we know that this is a valid way of thinking due to its name, this also couldn’t be more wrong. Here at Skyward Treatment, we’re always looking for ways to educate our readers and prospective

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How Can I Help My Depressed and Alcoholic Partner?
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How Can I Help My Depressed and Alcoholic Partner?

It’s quite hard seeing our partners succumb to problems like depression and alcoholism. It’s a given that we will love them no matter what, or as we’ve all stated in our vows, “For better or for worse,” right? However, what they don’t tell you is the hardship and the challenges that you’re going to face

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Everything You Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis and Its Treatments

Have you heard of the term “dual diagnosis” before or is this the first time you’ve heard about this type of disorder? Now, dual diagnosis is a type of disorder that occurs when you have both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. This could be hard since these two things will occur simultaneously,

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Three of the Most Common Dual Diagnoses in Texas

It’s never easy to go through a substance use disorder, but you know what else is harder? It’s when you’re simultaneously suffering from two diseases at the same time: dual diagnosis. Here at Skyward Treatment, we’re always looking for ways to educate our readers and prospective patients when it comes to all things addiction and

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How Can Dual Diagnosis Disorder Impact Each Patient and Their Family?

It’s never easy seeing our family or loved ones suffer from a mental health disorder or an addiction disorder. Frankly, these are some of the hardest things some of us might have to go through in our lifetimes. Although these are valid things and these problems are very much present in our lives, it doesn’t

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Three Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatments in Houston, Texas

It’s safe to say that dual diagnosis is one of the hardest and most challenging disorders that a person can go through. Not only is this hard for the person suffering from it, but especially for those around them too. For this reason, it’s best to go through a Dual Diagnosis Treatment – not just

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Three of the Most Common FAQs About Dual Diagnosis

Sure, you might’ve heard of the term “dual diagnosis,” and you might be aware that this type of disorder occurs when a mental illness and a substance use disorder happen simultaneously. Although, this information is never enough, and this is why we’re always doing our best to educate our readers and prospective patients here at

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Treating Dual Diagnosis Disorder at a Rehabilitation Facility in Houston
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Treating Dual Diagnosis Disorder at a Rehabilitation Facility in Houston

Getting diagnosed with dual diagnosis disorder is never easy, especially so if this is something that’s happening to someone you love. It’s best to remember that these things don’t only affect the person suffering from it, but it affects those around them too. It’s best to address the issue of dual diagnosis in a positive

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Narcissism and Addiction: Is There A Link Between These Two Disorders?

Did you know that narcissism and addiction often go side by side? Yes, they do, and this is something that often complicates both disorders. Here at Skyward Treatment, we’re always looking for ways to educate our readers and prospective patients when it comes to the dangers of addiction and the beauty of recovery. In this

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Is There A Link Between Alcoholism and ADHD?
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Is There A Link Between Alcoholism and ADHD?

If you’re aware of it, ADHD is a brain condition that affects around 10% of children in the United States of America. Not only that, but this brain condition can also affect around 4.4% of our country’s adult population. ADHD is a neurological disorder that can affect the region of the brain which is responsible

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The Most Common Companions of Dual Diagnosis in Houston, Texas

According to the CDC, nearly 50% of the general population will probably deal with any type of mental illness throughout their lifetime. While this might not be ideal, this is the reality that we’re facing as a country – not just in Houston, Texas. One of the most common mental illnesses that we’re facing in

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What to Expect at a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?

Mental health disorders and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand. A majority of addiction cases are also cases of underlying mental health conditions. Such a situation is referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders in the field of addiction treatment.  Dual diagnosis is important to address as it can easily become severe and prove to

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Everything you Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis

There have been several surveys that prove that out of the 12 million US citizens who suffer from addiction, 8 million are detected with dual disorders. This means that a considerable population suffers from addiction along with an underlying mental health issue. This condition is a lot more serious than it sounds.  Dual diagnosis means

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Major Causes and Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is often never an independent disorder. It is mainly accompanied by a mental health condition. Such an occurrence of multiple health issues is termed a dual diagnosis in the field of addiction recovery.  Dual diagnosis helps you to identify substance use disorders and underlying mental health conditions. The treatment is

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Alcohol and Depression-Common Dual Diagnosis Combinations
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Alcohol and Depression-Common Dual Diagnosis Combinations

According to the 2013 CDC findings, it has been estimated that 50% of the total population is likely to suffer from a mental health issue at some point in life. This also means that more and more people are going to need professional help to deal with mental health issues.  However, even today, not all

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Benefits of Undergoing Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe the co-occurrence of multiple health disorders. These disorders mainly include substance use and mental health conditions. Such a health condition might seem to be rare. However, the reality is exactly the opposite. The chances of co-occurring diseases are just as common as addiction.  The studies also prove

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Learning More About Dual Diagnosis

You must have come across a term called “dual diagnosis” when searching for rehab treatments. Dual diagnosis is nothing but identifying more than one health disorders in your body. Now, this may seem a rare case where an individual suffers from more than one health condition. Sadly, that’s not the case. It has been recorded

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How Does Dual Diagnosis Help in Addiction Treatment?
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How Does Dual Diagnosis Help in Addiction Treatment?

You must have heard of a term called dual diagnosis when discussing addiction treatment. Dual diagnosis is identifying other health issues, primarily mental health conditions that co-exist with addiction.  It is often the case where addicts suffer from an underlying mental health issue along with addiction. You might not realize this at first because you

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Treating Dual Diagnosis in Houston, Texas

The experts believe that any individual with a mental health disorder is likely to abuse substances at some point in their life. The intention behind this behavior is to self-medicate and attain comfort from disturbing emotions. However, this often goes wrong and the individual becomes addicted to the substance.  The exact process can happen in

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Identifying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in Texas

It has been estimated that 15% of the world’s population suffers from a mental health issue, and substance use disorder. The studies also prove that out of all the people diagnosed with substance use disorder, a majority of them also have an underlying mental health issue. Such a co-occurrence of disorders is known as dual

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Dual Diagnosis FAQs

Addiction to drugs and alcohol has become a common condition among adults in our country. Out of those addicted to substances, many also suffer from an underlying mental health condition. Such a co-occurrence of disorders is known as dual diagnosis.  Though the definition might be easy to understand, there are still many questions revolving around

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Common Dual Diagnosis and their Symptoms
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Common Dual Diagnosis and their Symptoms

It has been estimated that 38% of the 20.3 million adults who consume substances also suffer from a mental health condition. Similarly, about 18% of people already suffering from mental health conditions abuse substances. This shows that the need for dual diagnosis among almost every patient is a must.  Here’s a blog mentioning some of

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How is Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Helpful?
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How is Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Helpful?

Have you made up your mind to receive addiction treatment? If yes, then we assume you are already sorting out the right rehabs for yourself.  Deciding to get help is a tough choice to make. But finding the right place for it is even tougher. With thousands of rehab facilities out there, it can be

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What are the Effects of Dual Diagnosis on Patients and their Families?
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What are the Effects of Dual Diagnosis on Patients and their Families?

Before knowing about the effects of dual diagnosis on patients and their families, let us first understand what it means.  Dual diagnosis is a mode of treatment where more than one health disorder is treated simultaneously. These disorders mainly include substance addiction or abuse disorder and an underlying mental and/or physical health condition. There are

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How Effective is Alcohol Addiction Treatment?
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How Effective is Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Are you planning to seek addiction treatment for alcohol? If yes, then you would have likely come across the thought that how effective will the treatment be. Well, it is normal to be doubtful about the results of the treatment. But we at Skyward Treatment assure you that it will be worth your time, money,

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How are Narcissism and Addiction Connected?
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How are Narcissism and Addiction Connected?

You would be surprised to know that narcissism or narcissist personality disorder is among the top 10 personality disorders in humans. It has also been observed that nearly 5% of the entire population of our country suffers from NPD. The experts define this disorder as “an overinflated sense of self-importance.” Such a disorder has also

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When is it Time to Seek Addiction Treatment?
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When is it Time to Seek Addiction Treatment?

Alcohol and drug addiction do not spare anyone. It can happen to any individual who has been consuming them for a while now. The only difference between addicts is that some are good at hiding their addiction, while some aren’t. However, even if you manage to hide your addiction, it will still surface in some

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How are AUD and ADHD Connected?

It is often observed that patients suffering from alcohol use disorder also suffer from an underlying mental health condition. One of those mental health conditions is ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a rather common disorder diagnosed in children. It has been recorded that about 10% of children and 4% of adults suffer

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<strong>How are Alcoholism and Bing Drinking Different from One Another? </strong>
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How are Alcoholism and Bing Drinking Different from One Another? 

Consuming a few drinks occasionally does not make you an alcohol addict. However, it surely triggers certain related conditions. Those are mainly termed alcoholism and binge drinking. Both these conditions are related to severe alcohol consumption but there is still a difference between both.  If you wish to know more about alcohol addiction and its

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Alcohol Withdrawal
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Is Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder Common in Men? 

Depression has become a common mental health illness these days. This disease is often found to target women but there are cases of depression observed in men as well. Men, when depressed express their feelings in a very different manner than women. They often resort to alcohol as a means of self-medication.  Such a drinking

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<strong>An Overview of the Behavioral Model of Addiction </strong>
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An Overview of the Behavioral Model of Addiction 

The behavioral model of addiction revolves around the idea of behaviors and actions that triggers the reward circuit of the brain. Here, the brain responds to situations with a sense of delight or utter happiness. This behavior or the response continues to be the same in similar situations. This means the brain feels a sense

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Alcohol Abuse: An Overview of Teen Addiction
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Alcohol Abuse: An Overview of Teen Addiction

Teenagers are particularly prone to substance use. Teenagers frequently utilize drugs due to their current way of life. Although the most popular drug used by teenagers changes every year, alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana are still the most popular drugs today. Teenagers have easy access to these substances, particularly alcohol. While there is a legal age

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How are Alcohol and Dementia Co-Related?
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How are Alcohol and Dementia Co-Related?

One of the greatest abilities humans have been blessed with is their memory. We can remember a lot of things, people, places, etc. at once, and that too for a longer time. However, this same ability can be stripped off if you drink heavily.  Yes, alcohol is one of the reasons behind memory-related issues. Excessive

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Three Tell-Tale Signs That You Have Alcohol Addiction
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Three Tell-Tale Signs That You Have Alcohol Addiction

There is a very high rate of alcohol and drug abuse throughout the country. Due to its availability, this substance is easily accessible and cheap. Those who abuse substances may believe they are just enjoying themselves and have nothing to worry about, but their addiction is already well underway. If you want to make sure

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Healthy Activities to Practice during Winter
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Healthy Activities to Practice during Winter

Winters are around the corner and you are done with all the preparations. Firewood is loaded, blankets are out and you are ready to enjoy your hot chocolate on your cozy couch. But have you prepared for your mental and physical health this winter?  Confused right? Let us explain.  Winters are the season to get

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8 Tips on How to Safely Use Prescription Medication
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8 Tips on How to Safely Use Prescription Medication

Medication changes how the world turn. Medication makes our lives easier. It increases the quality of our well-being. But no medication is perfect. There are prescription drugs that cause severe addiction when abused. Physicians prescribe medication not because of its addictive properties. They prescribe drugs because they believe it is more beneficial to your sickness.

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What are the Benefits of Inpatient Detox?

The process of addiction treatment always begins with detox. It is the process of eliminating toxic substances from your system. The process of detox can be done, inpatient or outpatient. Inpatient detox needs you to stay in the facility until the process concludes. Whereas, you have the option to go back home after every therapy

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An Overview of Adolescent Vaping in Houston
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An Overview of Adolescent Vaping in Houston

Vaping is a rage now, especially among teens across the country. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, “more than 2 million US middle and high school e-cigarette users will use e-cigarettes in 2021, and about 85 percent of teenagers using e-cigarettes use flavored products.” Although vaping is not a drug, it has harmful chemicals

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<strong>Knowing the Signs and Effects of Meth Addiction </strong>
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Knowing the Signs and Effects of Meth Addiction 

Methamphetamine, also known as meth is a powerful drug. It is also a highly addictive stimulant drug. People consume meth for its qualities like a sudden rise in energy levels and the feeling of euphoria. However, long-term consumption of meth can lead to devastating consequences. Therefore, it is important to seek meth addiction treatment on

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Alcohol and Drugs: All You Need to Know About Cravings

Cravings are part of the recovery process. It is a hurdle you must overcome every time. It is natural to feel cravings for alcohol or drugs, especially if you are dependent on substances for a long time. You haven’t done anything wrong to cause your cravings. Even after years of sobriety from alcohol or drugs,

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Uncovering the Myths About Addiction
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Uncovering the Myths About Addiction

Addiction is referred to as a chronic disease and anyone can be affected by it. However, there are several myths circling the issue of addiction. Several people believe it is a moral failure or that one’s social status has led to their addiction. But the truth about addiction is that it does not discriminate among

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Does Alcohol Affect Healthy Athletes?
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Does Alcohol Affect Healthy Athletes?

Alcohol is the number one substance widely available across the globe. It is why alcohol abuse is very rampant, not only in the US. But alcohol abuse affects many Americans yearly, even the healthy, athletic, and young people. Due to the drinking culture, particularly in collegiate athletics, athletes are more at risk for alcohol abuse.

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What to Know About Substance Addiction in Adolescents

Teenagers are particularly prone to substance use. Teenagers frequently utilize drugs due to their current way of life. Although the most popular drug used by teenagers changes every year, alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana are still the most popular drugs today. Teenagers have easy access to these substances, particularly alcohol. Although there is a legal drinking

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Unhealthy Coping Mechanism: Alcohol Drinking
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Unhealthy Coping Mechanism: Alcohol Drinking

An after-work drink or two can help you relax after a stressful day at work. It will give you enough buzz to get a good night’s sleep. But when does drinking consider a coping mechanism? Do you drink to relieve stress or when you feel sad, ashamed, or regretful? Do you drink because of social

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Sober Living Facility for Women in Houston, Texas

Sober living is a challenging part of recovery. There are many temptations outside which can entice you to relapse. It is why finding your best support in sober living is crucial. If you are actively looking for a sober living facility in Houston, Texas, Skyward Treatment is the answer. Here’s why: Location In Houston, you’ll

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Flexible Addiction Treatment in Houston, Texas

Deciding to heal from addiction requires commitment and dedication. But in the fast-phased world we live in, there are things we cannot pause, like our responsibilities. In some situations, recovering individuals are torn because they cannot leave their jobs, families, and commitments but are willing to heal. It is why Skyward Treatment in Houston, Texas

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The Connection Between PTSD and Alcohol Abuse in Veterans

The substance that veterans abuse the most frequently is alcohol. Most often than not, their abuse of alcohol is due to their mental health disorder. Veterans are known to develop traumas from their past experiences in the military. Service members have a higher chance of developing an alcohol abuse disorder. For them, alcohol is their

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Why is it Dangerous to Mix Alcohol and Caffeinated Drinks?
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Why is it Dangerous to Mix Alcohol and Caffeinated Drinks?

Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages (CABs) became a rage in the 2000s. CABs were excessively advertised on social media, causing their popularity, especially for young people in the US. One in ten middle and high school students, and one out of ten young adults aged 19 to 28, reported drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks in 2017.

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The Best Teen Addiction Rehab Center in Texas

It is heartbreaking for parents to learn that their child has an addiction, especially if that child is only a teen. Parents will always be parents, particularly if their child’s health is on the line. It is why Skyward Treatment will help you choose the best teen addiction rehab center in Texas. How to look

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10 Indicative Signs That You Need Addiction Treatment

Do you feel that there’s something wrong with your well-being but cannot pinpoint what? Do you abuse substances but are not sure if you need help? Check our ten signs below to know if you need addiction treatment. Your tolerance to the substance has increased. The first time you use the substance, it is purely

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What Advantages Can I Get From an Alcohol Detox Facility in Houston?

Assisting people to stop using alcohol and live a productive life is the purpose of alcohol detox facilities. Even though it may seem simple, it can be complicated. Plus, many people find accepting that they need help to be tough. Getting sober at a facility like Skyward Treatment involves a supportive environment that can assist

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Alcohol Withdrawal
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10 Famous Misconceptions About Addiction and Recovery

We live in a modern world, but even in modern times like this, there are still myths about addiction and recovery. In this article, we will answer these misconceptions. Drug addiction is a choice. The user could stop if they wanted to. This misconception is easier said than done. Substance abuse disorder is a chronic

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Understanding Addiction and Its Most Common Signs

There are many misconceptions about addiction like it happens because a person is weak, people are bad, and people who have an addiction are inferior to others. People need to realize that addiction is not like that. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs treatment. What is Addiction? Addiction is classified as a long-lasting, recurrent

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The Correlation Between Alcohol Abuse and ADHD
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The Correlation Between Alcohol Abuse and ADHD

Alcohol abuse always comes from underlying issues. A mental health disorder is the most common. One of the disorders that are linked to alcohol abuse is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Alcohol abuse and mental health disorders are complex disorders, but it is treatable. Skyward Treatment can help with dual diagnosis and treat it simultaneously to ensure

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Can Drugs Severely Affect the Environment?

It is relatively rare for the environmental effects of drugs to be addressed in the same way as their physical and societal effects. While it is true that drugs particularly impact people’s physical, mental, and social health, looking at the bigger picture, drugs also significantly affect the environment. The production of legal and illegal drugs

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5 Primary Advantages of an Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Houston
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5 Primary Advantages of an Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Houston

Those who suffer from substance abuse disorders like alcoholism know how deeply damaging it is for relationships. It can ruin families, destroy friendships, strain careers, etc. The only successful way to fight alcoholism is by Alcohol Addiction Treatment. Skyward Treatment, an exceptional rehab center in Houston, Texas, offers Alcohol Addiction Treatment to individuals who need

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How to Calmly Talk to A Loved One with A Drinking Problem?
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How to Calmly Talk to A Loved One with A Drinking Problem?

Relationships are a complicated aspect of life. It can make people feel strong emotions that they haven’t felt before. Genuine relationships with family, friends and special someone are the ones that we can treasure forever. Their unwavering love and support can get you through the ups and downs. But what can you do to intervene

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Essential Things to Know About Medical Detox

Substance abuse has always been the biggest problem in the US. Among the 20.4 million Americans with substance use disorders, only 10.3% have received treatment. Responsibility and accountability issues are common among people with substance abuse disorders. In addition, addictive behaviors can overtake healthy habits. But people do not acquire bad habits because they enjoy

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Angry Drunk: The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anger
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Angry Drunk: The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anger

Most tensions between people happen when they are drunk. It is because anger and alcohol are linked together. Aggression is more connected to alcohol than any other substance. But why do people get easily angered when they are under the influence? Alcohol, Anger, and Aggression These three are closely connected. Alcohol is a depressant. It

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An Effective Intensive Outpatient Program in Houston, Texas

If you have a mild addiction, a treatment program that allows you to continue your day-to-day life while recovering is your best option. When you notice that you are already depending on a medication, it is the right time for you to get help. Skyward Treatment firmly holds that there is no one-size-fits-all addiction treatment

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The Effects of Alcohol Use Disorder on Relationships
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The Effects of Alcohol Use Disorder on Relationships

Alcohol use disorder affects 15 million Americans. Its damaging effects not only affect the individual using alcohol. It also significantly impacts relationships with others. There is no denying alcohol use disorder can lead to lost friendships, estranged marriages, and family conflict. But how and why does alcohol abuse disorder affects relationships? Here are some reasons

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How to Open Up to A Loved One About Your Teen’s Addiction?

Discovering that your child has substance abuse is very devastating. No parents want their children to suffer from substance abuse. Drug overdoses among young individuals aged 15 to 24 have been ongoing over the past ten years, according to information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And 62% of kids who take prescription medicines

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Understanding Sobriety: 9 Things You Need To Know

Sobriety is the goal of every person in recovery. Although it is a bit challenging because of relapse, sobriety is achievable. How many alcoholics stay sober? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that 33% or one-third of people who are treated for alcohol problems have no further symptoms one year later.

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A Reputable Outpatient Rehab Facility in Houston, Texas

In a fast-paced world like today, addiction treatments are also changing based on the needs of recovering individuals. They have different options to choose from. And one of them is Outpatient Rehab. Here at Skyward Treatment, we believe there is no one-size-fits-all treatment program. It is why we put the needs of our patients before

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Kratom: An Emerging Substance Connected to Drug Abuse
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Kratom: An Emerging Substance Connected to Drug Abuse

There is a new drug that Americans started using, kratom. Kratom is a drug that is sold as a herbal supplement and has effects similar to those of opiates. Kratom is legal in the US because there is still not enough evidence to prove that kratom can cause fatalities. What is Kratom? The leaves of

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Frequent Topics in Group Therapy for Addiction Recovery

For some people, group therapy is a terrifying responsibility in rehab. It is because people who battle addiction are mostly ashamed and have the deepest and darkest secrets. Sharing your kept secret with a family or friend is already hard. Sharing it with people you do not know is harder. But group therapy is part

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Causes and Treatment for Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction are often considered moral failures. People at times do not even wish to talk about it. However, that’s not how the issues should be addressed. Addiction does not happen overnight and neither does it happen due to a single factor. There are plenty of conditions that play a role when it

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Talking to your Family About your Teen’s Addiction

It is disheartening to know that your teenage child is into substance abuse. Several thoughts about their health and future come rushing to your mind after this news. But what would you do if you are the only one who knows about this? You cannot withhold this information as it concerns your child and even

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How can you Stay Sober Post-Treatment?

Enrolling in rehab is one thing and maintaining sobriety after treatment is another. It takes a lot of effort, time, and money to go through addiction treatment but it only takes your will to remain sober for the rest of your life. While some are easily able to maintain their sobriety, others need some extra

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Addressing the Myths Surrounding Addiction and Treatment

Addiction is often considered a subject taboo and no one likes to talk about it. The same is the case with addiction treatment. People are ashamed to be addicted or to know someone who is addicted. Thus, instead of helping themselves or others, they just turn their back on the problem.  Therefore, to make people

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All you Need to Know About Teen Vaping
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All you Need to Know About Teen Vaping

You must have seen people resort to vapes or e-cigarettes to quit smoking. While vapes may not include substances similar to cigarettes, it still contains some harmful chemicals like nicotine and THC. The vape companies advertise it as flavored smoke but it still has a minor amount of toxins.  Thus, vaping is just as harmful

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Guidelines for a Safe Prescription Medicine Use

Prescription medicines are effective when it comes to treating certain mental and physical health issues. However, anyone taking prescription drugs like benzodiazepine and/or opioids is in a vulnerable state of developing an addiction. This is because, even though the medications are helpful, they stand a chance of creating dependency and addiction.  Therefore, it is necessary

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Effects of Drug Abuse on Teens

Kids as young as teens are extremely curious and are waiting for new adventures. Sadly, alcohol and drugs are one of them. The easy access to these substances has made it even easier for them to obtain and try them out. This curiosity leads them to addiction and future health issues.  Therefore, it is necessary

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Why is Alcohol so Popular Among Athletes?

Addictive substances like drugs and alcohol are a big no when it comes to sports and athletics. Athletes are expected to compete with their natural strength and not with the help of some energy-boosting agents. Unfortunately, many athletes abuse drugs and alcohol in the hope of better performance and end up with permanent health issues

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Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Cravings

In simple words, “drug or alcohol cravings” are nothing but the desire to have more of them. Once you enjoyed the experience of being drunk or high, your mind and body will want to experience it again. That’s how cravings arise. If you satisfy these cravings, your system will demand more and eventually lead you

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How are Alcohol and Agression Correlated?
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How are Alcohol and Agression Correlated?

Ever heard of the term “angry drunk”? This is the term that refers to people who become aggressive after drinking alcohol. Even studies prove that there is a connection between alcohol and aggression. Alcohol is one of the many substances that can make the user angry.  So how does it happen exactly and what are

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Determining Factors for the Right Rehab in Texas

Texas, a beautiful state in the South Central region of the United States, houses more than 29.1 million people. Out of these, many are trapped under the spell of addiction and need help. Fortunately, Texas is also home to many brilliant addiction treatment facilities. But how would you choose the best rehab of them all? 

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Three Evident Signs Indicating Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease and it does not happen overnight. Though the signs of addiction can vary from individual to individual, the addiction cannot go unnoticed. Every individual addicted to alcohol portrays a few signs that might not be evident at first but you can identify them in the longer run.  Here are

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Evident Signs of Addiction
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Evident Signs of Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction have become two of the most concerning health issues across the world. Sadly, many people fail to identify their drinking habit as an addiction due to a lack of awareness. Very few people can identify their drinking habits and/or drug intake as addiction and seek treatment.  Therefore, here’s a blog stating

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Addressing Questions on Outpatient Program

With time and research, experts have come up with various effective addiction treatments and therapies. Depending on the severity of the addiction, the experts can recommend a particular treatment program. One such treatment program often recommended by professionals is the outpatient or intensive outpatient program.  Let us read more about the outpatient program offered by

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Increasing Use of Alcohol Among Veterans
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Increasing Use of Alcohol Among Veterans

Several people give in to alcohol every year, but a major portion of these people are veterans. Studies show that veterans are at a high risk of developing alcohol addiction. This is mainly due to the stress they undergo in the field and also because of the adjustment issues they face after deployment.  The job

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The Connection Between Alcohol Use Disorder and ADHD
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The Connection Between Alcohol Use Disorder and ADHD

Ever heard of ADHD? ADHD, also known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition affecting attention and activity in a human. Research shows that nearly 11% of children and 4% of adults suffer from this disorder. The same research also proves that there is a link between ADHD and alcohol use disorder among adults.  Let’s

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Teenage Drinking and Other Problems Associated with it
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Teenage Drinking and Other Problems Associated with it

Alcohol addiction has become a rising concern among experts. But what they are more worried about is the increasing number of alcohol addiction cases among teens. Teens are considered to be a vulnerable age where people get easily influenced by their surroundings. That’s one more reason behind alcohol addiction in teens.  Several other questions are

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Effects of Alcohol on your Relationships
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Effects of Alcohol on your Relationships

Alcohol addiction not only affects your health but equally affects the people around you, mainly your family members and loved ones. We at Skyward Treatment have seen patients completely disconnected from their families due to their dependency on alcohol. That’s why we believe in helping our patients re-establish broken relationships by using several methods.  Let’s

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What all do we Talk About in Group Therapy?

There are several ways to help patients overcome their substance addiction. One such method is group therapy. This is a mode of therapy where a group of strangers with similar addiction issues sit together and discuss various topics. These group therapy sessions are supervised by an expert from the rehab center who also guides the

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Alcohol and Caffeine can be a Deadly Mixture
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Alcohol and Caffeine can be a Deadly Mixture

It is a common habit among the ones who drink alcohol to mix the substance with a caffeine beverage. While the combo may seem interesting, it is a recipe for spoiling health. Even experts believe that mixing alcohol with caffeine is harmful to the human body.  Mixing both these substances can lead to even bigger

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What to Look for in an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Inpatient treatment programs for addiction recovery are often followed by an intensive outpatient program or the IOP. This program fulfills the purpose of helping the patient smoothly transition from a strict and restrictive environment to a liberal and flexible outer world.  The outpatient program also plays a major role in helping patients with minor addiction

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Outpatient Drug Rehab
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Find the Best Sober Living Facility for Women in Texas

Have you heard of the sober living facilities available at Skyward Treatment in Texas? If yes, then you would also know that it is the perfect place for patients to smoothly transition from inpatient program to outpatient care. This is true, however, there’s more to it.  Sober living facilities at Skyward Treatment also have a

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Know more about Kratom Addiction 
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Know more about Kratom Addiction 

Similar to marijuana, kratom is also an herbal drug. It is derived from a plant usually found in Southeast Asia. Although kratom is derived from a plant, it still holds the potential to create dependency among its users. People usually consume kratom as means of self-medication. It is also consumed for the opiate-like effects that

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Flexible Addiction Treatment Programs for Professionals

Our work lives have become so busy these days that we hardly spare any time for ourselves. All this stress and tiredness often leads us to the wrong path, that is, the path of substances and addiction. With growing work stress, cases of addiction have also risen.  If you too are someone suffering from addiction

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Are you Drinking Alcohol to Cope with Sadness?
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Are you Drinking Alcohol to Cope with Sadness?

You must have heard people talk about their sadness and pain when drunk. Well, this is a natural behavior when someone drinks as a way to cope with their mental and physical imbalances. When this habit continues, the individual has only one option-alcohol when in pain or sadness. This is how they further develop an

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Benefits of Attending an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

Alcohol addiction has become a growing health concern among experts. With an increased amount of consumption, more and more people are becoming addicted to substances. If this continues, the health issues arising due to alcohol addiction will reach a peak that won’t be easy to descend. Thus, it is necessary to go into an alcohol

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Things you Need to Know About Medical Detox at Skyward Treatment

Detox or medical detox is the first step in the process of overcoming addiction. It begins with completely quitting the substances. However, it is not as easy as it seems. Your mind and body need time to adjust to the absence of substances and can experience a few withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be severe

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Perks of Alcohol Detox
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Perks of Alcohol Detox

Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to severe health conditions including death. That’s why experts at Skyward Treatment recommend every alcohol addict undergo a thorough detox program.  The benefits of alcohol detox do not just end with saving you from the harmful side effects of the substance. They extend beyond this. Let us explore some of

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Side Effects of Producing Drugs on the Environment 
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Side Effects of Producing Drugs on the Environment 

It is true that the usage of drugs, no matter legal or illegal, is harmful to the user and others around them. But what’s an even bigger concern is the environmental impact of drug production. Since the legalization of cannabis, its production has increased to unimaginable numbers that now it has become a threat to

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Fentanyl?
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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is the narcotic that kills the most people from drug overdoses here in the United States. Both the number of fentanyl users and the number of overdose deaths rise annually. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is very addictive. It has between 50 and 100 times the potency of morphine. Fentanyl is only allowed

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