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Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

When someone has abused alcohol for a long time, alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and even painful. The body and brain have become used to alcohol over time, and they will struggle to function correctly without it over the different stages of alcohol withdrawal. It’s essential that the withdrawal process be done safely. Our San …

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Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin abuse can start whether you use illegal substances or misuse prescription drugs that contain opioids. Because opioids, the active ingredient in heroin, have such strong addiction potential, it can be easy for you or someone you love to develop a dependence without realizing it. After developing an addiction to prescription opioids, it can be …

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Effects of Meth on Your Mental Health

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is an addictive stimulant drug that can have devastating effects on your physical and mental health. While many people are aware of the physical dangers, the effects of meth on your mental health can permanently damage your brain.At The Right Step Hill Country, we understand the devastating effects of …

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How to Get Through Alcohol Withdrawal

Addiction to alcohol can have long-term consequences on physical and mental health. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, it is important to understand the potential risks associated with addiction, as well as the steps that can be taken for successful recovery. Learning how to get through alcohol withdrawal symptoms …

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Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that can have dangerous long-term effects on the body and mind. The long-term effects of cocaine abuse can also tear apart relationships and put jobs in peril. The dangers of cocaine are well documented, making it important for those suffering from addiction to understand the price their body will pay …

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Signs of Heroin Withdrawal

Making it through heroin withdrawal can be incredibly difficult. This is because heroin withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe, making it very difficult to cope with the psychological challenges associated with withdrawing from heroin. It is important to understand the difficulty of making it through heroin withdrawal because this can help people to be better …

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Is addiction a disease? This question is largely debated in the professional field of addiction treatment. Understanding the nature of addiction helps both the therapist and the person recovering adopt the right treatment plan that sustains a long-term recovery. Therefore, while the question “is addiction a disease?” is not paramount to successful recovery, knowing the …

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Ideas for a Sober New Year’s Eve

If you’re in recovery, celebrating a sober New Year’s can seem like an imposing task, especially in early recovery. During addiction, holidays, especially ones that encourage drinking, typically involve parties and intoxication. This can make it hard to find ways to have a fun, sober New Year’s. Luckily, many Americans are in active recovery, so …

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Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, you may be wondering how to survive the next few weeks without drinking. After all, the season can create a lot of stress and temptations that trigger a relapse. However, getting through the holidays is possible with a little preparation and strategy. Learning to manage stressors and triggers takes constant work …

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