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What Is 2C-B?

There is a growing concern about the synthetic psychedelic compound called 2C-B. As more individuals fall prey to its deceptively colorful allure, it’s essential to shed light on what 2C-B is, its potential effects, and its hazards. Addiction treatment programs like those at The Right Step Hill Country are available to provide support, care, and […]

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What Is Cocaine Jaw?

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can trigger various physical and psychological side effects in the body. Cocaine jaw is a side effect that can make it challenging to continue using the drug. If you are wondering, “What is cocaine jaw?” It’s a condition also known as bruxism, characterized by teeth clenching and grinding,

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Staying Sober on Valentine’s Day

It’s normal to have mixed emotions around Valentine’s Day. This holiday can create pressure and unrealistic expectations, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Many people find a romance-based holiday brings an onslaught of negative emotions, like sadness, loneliness, fear, or regret. If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder or you’re new to recovery—and

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Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Addiction Recovery

Breaking an addiction and beginning a recovery journey often feels isolating, confusing, and intimidating. There are many things to work on and improve while navigating a sea of triggers and new relationships. However, there are a few things that everyone struggling with an addiction can keep in mind when beginning their recovery journey. Addiction recovery

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Get Moving! Does Physical Exercise Help Depression and Addiction?

Today, we are going to discuss how exercise help depression and addiction. But before we get into all of that, did you ever participate in a talent show as a kid?  Maybe you danced. Maybe you performed magic tricks. Maybe—like me—you wowed the crowd with your lip-sync skills. (If only everyone could be so cool). 

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Importance of Exercise and Alcohol Recovery

Researchers are interested in and are beginning to understand why physical activity is associated with addiction recovery. In the broadest terms, we know that exercise is good for our bodies and that our brains are part of those bodies. So it makes sense that exercise would positively affect a brain condition like addiction. Whatever the

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Surprising Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Others

When you think of alcohol abuse, what comes to mind? Your understanding of alcoholism might miss people who hide their harmful alcohol use. A person you know could be hiding their alcoholism in plain sight. Many people with alcoholism have jobs and parenting responsibilities. They take part in society and may include people you would

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What is Stigma and Why Does it Impact Addiction Recovery

Stigma: Why it Impacts Addiction Recovery

What do we mean by “stigma” in addiction recovery? The Society for the Study of Addiction defines stigma as “a sociocultural process in which social groups are devalued, rejected and excluded on the basis of a socially discredited health condition.”  They note that it can be seen in at least three levels in addiction recovery:

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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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