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Signs of Depression and How to Treat the Mental Condition

Have you been feeling sad, empty, or hopeless for long periods? Have you completely lost your interest in things or people you used to enjoy? These things can include hobbies, family, and friends. You should be aware that these are possible signs of depression. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression is critical before finding

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Your genetic structure determines a lot of things about you, including your health, physical disposition, psychology, and behavior. As such, your behavioral traits influence your thinking and behavior. Part of your behavior may include your predisposition to abuse drugs or alcohol. So is alcoholism hereditary? While genes alone do not determine if you will become

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Benefits of a Family Program

Addiction can destroy a family. Family members can argue and fight about how to best address a loved one’s drug or alcohol problem, which can create instability and dysfunction. The impact addiction has on families is why family therapy programs offer so many benefits to those in recovery. Addiction is a deadly disease that can

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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

The emotional effects of alcohol may include feelings of euphoria, relaxation, pleasure, mood swings, depression, anxiety, sadness, and anger. There are several factors that determine how alcohol affects a person’s emotional state. Furthermore, why a person drinks also factors into how they will feel once they consume alcohol. Constant binge drinking often leads to mental

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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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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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