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What Are Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms?

Cocaine addiction is a severe problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cocaine is responsible for more emergency room visits than any other illegal drug. Cocaine addiction is hazardous and can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and a higher risk of developing long-term health issues. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive …

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Common Signs of Anxiety

It can become difficult to live a healthy life when you struggle with an anxiety disorder, like 18.1% of American adults. Untreated anxiety can cause disabling symptoms that prevent you from working, going to school, and living your best life. Initial signs of anxiety warrant early treatment, as symptoms will continue to get worse otherwise. …

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How Addictive Is Alcohol?

Alcohol is among the most addictive substances in the world, next to heroin, cocaine, and nicotine. Millions of Americans struggle with alcohol—some after their first drink. With so many people falling into the grips of alcoholism, it’s essential to recognize how addictive alcohol is to avoid falling into a pattern of alcohol abuse. For many, …

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3 Fun Sober Activities for Summer

For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, learning how to manage day-to-day life while maintaining sobriety can be difficult. Finding fun sober activities is another hard part of recovery, especially when you are new to sobriety and abstinence. However, engaging in sober activities is important for your sobriety and your mental health. Sober …

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Does Insurance Cover Rehab?

Finding accessible addiction treatment may seem challenging if you rely on insurance for your medical needs. With restrictions on providers and types of treatment, you may think that mental health care, including addiction treatment, is out of reach. Fortunately, many major insurance companies are beginning to offer coverage for addiction treatment.At Right Step Hill Country, …

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

It can feel scary when you’re going through a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s common for people to abuse substances for years without realizing how much their use is affecting them. But choosing to change your life for the better is a strong decision. Acknowledging your substance problem and taking the first steps toward a …

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Signs of Adderall Addiction

Millions of young people and adults in the U.S. live with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) yearly. As these people continue to struggle to pay attention and face other challenges in their daily lives, doctors try to help them find relief through medication. One of the most popular prescriptions for ADHD is Adderall. The drug is …

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How Alcohol and Depression Are Related

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can cause serious medical and mental health problems, which can shorten your life expectancy and diminish your overall quality of life. Because alcoholism leads to significant neurotransmitter imbalances, alcohol and depression often co-occur. Although alcohol is legal, it is also widely abused because it has the potential to cause both physical …

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The Effects of Drugs on Oral Health

It’s no secret that drugs can have a significant impact on your health—both mental and physical. But did you know that they can also take a toll on your oral health? Drug use, legal and illegal, can lead to a number of dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.If you or …

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