Serenity House Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

Do You Need Help?

Taking The First Steps

If you think you may have a substance use disorder, there is a good chance that you do. You can call our 24 hour/7 day a week hotline and receive a free, confidential screening.

Call Toll Free (866) 795-HOPE (4673)

The CAGE Test

Use the following screening to see if you might need help with substance abuse.




Have you felt you ought to CUT down on your substance use?




Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your substance use?




Have you felt bad or GUILTY about your substance use?




Have you ever used substances first thing in the morning as an EYE-OPENER, to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?

If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions we encourage you to talk to one of our professionals about a possible substance use disorder. 866.795.4673

Why People Start Using

People begin using substances for many different reasons: some are responding to social pressures, others are thrill-seeking, or seeking symptom relief from unwanted emotions or physical pain. Continued use can often lead to substance use disorder.

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders affect 1 in 10 Americans. It is characterized by the continued use of harmful substances despite clear negative consequences. It is marked by an increased tolerance for the substnace, contineud use to avoid withdrawal symptoms, and an inability to stop using substances despite negative consequences. 

It's Difficult To Stop

Many people want to stop substance abuse, but find themselves unable to do so. For many, substance abuse has affected friendships, careers, and families, leaving them feeling trapped.

Some Possible Warning Signs

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Sudden emotional changes or mood swings
  • Increased tolerance to a substnace, requiring more of it for the same feeling
  • Poor performance in work or school
  • Hiding of substances
  • Beginning substance use progressively earlier in the day
  • Changes in social networks and friend groups
  • Experience of withdrawal symptoms when a substance is not available
  • Shirking commitments in order to abuse substances

Getting Started

Abilene Facility

Fredericksburg Office

Abilene Facility

Fredericksburg Office

Abilene Facility

Fredericksburg Office

Abilene Facility

Fredericksburg Office

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