Dr. Allaire received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Houston, as Valedictorian of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and his Medical Doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. He is the medical monitor for the Physician Counseling Committee of the Harris County Medical Society and the Medical Director of Serenity House Detox. Dr. Allaire specializes in medically assisted detox cases, treating patients in recovery from addiction or other mental health disorders, the medical assessment and monitoring of patients with addictive disorders, medical care related to eating disorders and the medical treatment of patients with mental health conditions.

Can Meth Intoxication Cause A Seizure?

Meth intoxication, a product of methamphetamine misuse, offers an initial deceptive high. Users may experience increased energy, heightened alertness, and an artificial sense of euphoria. However, this fleeting euphoria is often followed by distressing and concerning symptoms. The telltale signs of meth intoxication include heightened anxiety, paranoia, and bouts of aggression. The user’s perception of reality becomes dangerously skewed, and their actions can become unpredictable.

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Chronic Pain and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

Everyone knows what pain is. All of us (aside from a few questionable individuals) do not like it and would do just about anything to make it stop. Most of the pain we experience, like stubbing a toe or stepping on a Lego, is acute and disappears in a few moments or days. Chronic pain, however, can spring up anywhere in the body and can last for months or even years. Can you even imagine?

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Narco vs Oxycodone: Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Addiction

You’ve probably heard of oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone, two of the most popular prescription painkillers. Maybe you’ve taken one after surgery or for chronic pain. But did you know these seemingly innocent pills can be highly addictive and even deadly if misused? Narco, aka hydrocodone, and oxycodone are opioids that work similarly in the body but have some key differences that should be distinguished.

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Skin Problems From Alcohol: What to Know

Do you ever wonder if your alcohol consumption will cause skin problems? Is your skin prone to acne? While you may not have skin problems from alcohol, it can negatively affect your body systems linking alcoholism and psoriasis and other skin issues.

Learn how drinking alcohol can affect your skin, will skin problems from alcohol improve when you stop drinking, and how alcohol use disorder treatment at Luna Recovery Services in Houston, Texas includes treating skin problems from alcohol.

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Peer Pressure and Substance Abuse: What’s the Connection?

As a new academic year begins, students and parents alike are engulfed in a whirlwind of anticipation and challenges. Among these challenges, the looming shadow of peer pressure leading to substance misuse, especially among teenagers and young adults, cannot be ignored.
Disturbingly, statistics highlight that Texas stands out with one of the most alarming rates of teen substance misuse in the country.

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4th of July: How To Celebrate Without Derailing Recovery

4th of July: How To Celebrate Without Derailing Recovery Independence Day is commonly associated with cookouts, alcohol, and fireworks. Many people are injured or die because of drinking and driving or drinking and using fireworks. From 2017 to 2021, 1,460 Americans died in vehicle accidents during the Independence Day celebration period. About 40% of the [...]
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Peer Pressure and Alcohol: What’s the Connection?

Peer Pressure and Alcohol: What’s the Connection? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defined peer pressure as “a feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one’s age and social group to be liked or respected by them.” Most of the time, it’s connected to teens and kids, but peer pressure can happen at [...]
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