Category: Signs and Symptoms

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse Recovery

Individuals who come to treatment are often conflicted. Substance abuse has negatively impacted their lives, but they cannot imagine a better or different future without it. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to help individuals change their lives by placing more emphasis on things they need to value, rather than what their addiction […]

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Drinking culture
The Rise of Social Cultures Around Substance Abuse

We’ve all seen them: the memes, the social outings, the trends, and the posts from friends and families on their Facebook that are centered (possibly unknowingly) around excess or unhealthy ways of consuming alcohol. Multiple alcohol and drug trends have started sprouting their own cultures. Information gets around so quickly now that once an idea […]

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Signs of overdose
Knowing These Overdose Signs Could Help You Save a Life

It’s easy to become desensitized to the drug crisis and overwhelming overdose statistics. However, every time someone dies from an overdose, it leaves indelible scars on the people they leave behind. Between 2017 and 2018, overdose deaths increased by 4% and over 670,000 people died. While the numbers are discouraging, an overdose doesn’t have to be a […]

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learn the symptoms of pain pill addiction
Pain Pill Addiction: Learn the Symptoms

Getting help for yourself or a loved one struggling with an addiction to prescription pain medication starts with understanding the signs and symptoms of addiction. There are many signs of an addiction to opioid pain relievers, which can vary from person to person. Some of the most common pain pill addiction symptoms include: And symptoms of withdrawal such […]

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symptoms of meth use
Symptoms that Someone is Using Meth

An illegal substance-abuse disorder is a condition that thrives under secrecy and isolation but can be overcome when it is brought into the light.  One of the first steps in helping a loved one or yourself recover from meth addictionis to recognize substance abuse. Once meth use is addressed, you or your loved one can start […]

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woman struggling with alcohol addiction
Is Your Loved One Showing Signs of Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction is a disease of the body and mind. Approximately 100,000 people die every year as a result of drinking and driving, suicides, homicides, falls, fires, and other accidents and crimes related to alcohol consumption.  The signs of alcohol addiction are not always recognizable. Some warning signs may be more difficult to identify, especially in those […]

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man struggling with opioid abuse
How to Tell if Someone is Abusing Opioids

Opioid abuse affects people from all walks of life, and someone you know or love may be struggling with this problem. In the beginning, it’s fairly easy for a person suffering from opioid abuse to cover up his or her dependency problem. Discovery Point Retreat’s three Texas locations can answer any questions you may have […]

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whiskey in glass alcohol abuse
Self Check-In: Am I Drinking Too Much?

While no one could have planned for the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have widely differing views of it and attitudes towards it.

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