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How Cocaine Affects Your Mental Health

While not everyone who uses cocaine recreationally becomes addicted, for those who do, the lasting effects can be quite serious. It’s, therefore, important to get quality support if you or a loved one has developed cocaine dependency. Gaining some understanding of how cocaine affects mental health is a great place to start.  In many cases, […]

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How Does Addiction Affect ADHD

How Does Addiction Affect ADHD?

Many people think of ADHD as a problem for little kids. But ADHD affects over 8% of all adults, with half of them developing severe impairment. Also, ADHD has a connection that may surprise you: an increased risk of addiction. People with ADHD are three times more likely than their peers to have addictions.  

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Promoting The Stigma Against Addiction

Are You Promoting Addiction Stigma?

Words have power. What we say about addiction impacts the stigma around it. Saying words like “addicts,” “alcoholic” or even “drug-fueled” can cause problems. Stigma can lead a person to keep their addiction a secret. They may also avoid seeking help.   You may not even be aware that you are promoting stigma, but a

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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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The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Addicts

The importance of dual diagnosis treatment has never been this crucial before. Did you know that drug overdose is a significant concern in the US? For example, an estimated 44,000 people die every year due to substance abuse disorders. For most drug addicts, drug addiction is not only about physical struggle. After taking root, it

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Do I Need THC Addiction Treatment?

The recent legalization of marijuana in many jurisdictions has led to its increased use for both medicinal as well as recreational purposes. Not all the effects of marijuana use have been positive.  If your life or the life of someone you love has been affected by the use of marijuana, you may ask, “do I

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