Sex Addiction or Problematic Sexual Behavior? What are we getting wrong?

What is problematic sexual behavior? What is sex addiction? Problematic sexual behavior (PSB) is an on-going, uncontrollable pattern of sexual thoughts and behaviors that prove problematic in a person’s life. This particular form of addiction or compulsive behavior is often misunderstood. Sensationalized or worst-case scenarios may make headlines – but are not the norm. Though…

Why is Fentanyl Deadly?

Q & A with Santé’s Medical Director, Melissa Pennington, D.O.   Why have overdose deaths increased? Drug overdose deaths have increased as deaths from fentanyl escalate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have had a rapid and dramatic rise; overdose deaths involving these drugs have nearly…

Opioid Use Stigma

Q & A with Santé’s Medical Director, Melissa Pennington, D.O.   What are opioids? Opioids are a group of drugs that require a prescription and include man-made narcotics such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, the illegal drug heroin, and many more.   What is stigma? A negative thought or belief about another individual or…

Opioids Overdose Deaths

Q & A with Santé’s Medical Director, Melissa Pennington, D.O.   Q.) What are opioids? Opioids, sometimes referred to as narcotics, are pain medications prescribed by medical doctors. Opioid medicines work by transporting through the blood and then connect to opioid receptors in brain cells. The opiate blocks pain messages and can enhance spirits and…

a patient discusses transitional living program for adults with a service provider

Finding a Transitional Living Program for Adults in Argyle, TX

A transitional living program is designed to help individuals transition from a structured clinical setting into real-world settings with additional support and resources. At Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, TX, transitional living programs are available for adults who may need additional assistance. We understand that transitioning from a treatment program to everyday life can…