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The Link Between PTSD and Addiction

For many Americans and Texans, life can feel like a constant battle. It’s a scenario more common than many of us would like to admit, where the specter of past traumas haunts the present, leading to a desperate search for relief. This is the harsh reality for individuals grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…

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Trauma and Addiction: How to Heal Both Hurts

Many Americans find themselves entangled in the web of trauma and addiction, two complex conditions that often walk hand in hand, casting shadows over lives and families. Traumatic experiences can take a lasting toll on an individual and cause them to self-medicate or self-soothe with addictive substances like drugs or alcohol. Addiction and trauma often…

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…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic or Hereditary?

Alcohol use is deeply ingrained in various cultures across the globe. Social drinking, such as enjoying a glass of wine with dinner or sharing beers after work, is often seen as a normal part of life. However, the transition from casual drinking to alcohol dependency can be a subtle and insidious process. Alcohol use disorder…

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How To Quit Smoking Weed

You love it, yet you want to quit. This tug-of-war with weed is a common struggle that many individuals face. When exploring how to quit smoking weed, the key is to understand your relationship with weed, the benefits of quitting, and the strategies that can make your journey toward a healthier lifestyle successful. At Santé…

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How Alcohol Can Impact Depression

Alcohol and depression are closely linked, and each can compound the symptoms of the other. Treatment that addresses multiple mental health concerns, such as depression and alcohol use disorder, is called dual diagnosis treatment. Santé Center for Healing offers dual diagnosis treatment in Texas. Call 866.238.3154 for more information, to verify insurance, or to get…