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The Benefits of an Alumni Program for Recovery

Both inpatient rehab centers and outpatient rehab centers are excellent at providing you support for the first stages of becoming sober, but what happens once you complete it? It can be challenging to continue on this path without having access to a network of people who have been in your shoes, and useful professional services alongside …

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Dealing with Drinking and Social Media

It’s hard to scroll through a social media feed without seeing one or more mentions of alcohol. This is especially true right now with a pandemic going on. Many social activities place an emphasis on alcohol or access to drinks, and this culture is presently online at many social media sites. Drinking and social media …

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The Impact of Combining Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines, which treat many types of conditions, primarily in the mental health category, have strict warnings to avoid taking them with alcohol. Combining benzos and alcohol can lead to many issues. These include overdosing, having too strong of an effect, and creating dependence on both substances. At The Right Step Hill Country, our dual diagnosis …

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Recognizing the Dangers of Mixing Substances

Many drugs have interactions when you take them alongside other substances. They could cause you to have an increased or decreased effect, have effects that are only seen in that particular combination, or result in serious complications. The dangers of mixing substances can potentially be fatal, but even less severe side effects can be problematic. …

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Coping with Loneliness During Quarantine

COVID-19 has brought us together to face a common challenge. One of the issues we are all trying to figure out is coping with loneliness during the quarantine. The effects and stresses mount quickly. These include loneliness, worries about health, and anxiety about finances. Unfortunately, some people are coping with isolation during quarantine in the …

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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

In an instant, COVID-19 brought us countless new worries about our health, our families, our jobs, and our safety. If you are someone who is prone to substance abuse or even just filled with anxiety, you may have trouble staying sober during coronavirus. The public health response to the pandemic has forced us into an …

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Proper Anxiety Treatment Makes Difficult Times Easier

With proper anxiety treatment, you can get back to living your life. But it’s not always that easy or quick. Sometimes, anxiety or other mental health issues create additional problems such as addiction, especially during a pandemic. When that happens, you might not be taking good care of yourself. During a pandemic like the current …

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