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Is Drug Use Aging Me?

It’s a common misconception that drug use only affects young people. However, drug use can have severe consequences for people of all ages. Drug use can lead to physical and mental health problems, and it can also impact your appearance. So, if you’re wondering whether drug use is aging you, the short answer is yes. …

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Addiction, Mental Health and Your Brain

There’s often more to addiction treatment than just treating addiction. Addiction frequently co-occurs with one or more mental health conditions, and treating them together in a coordinated and integrated way, leads to the best outcomes.Sometimes multiple conditions arise independently, but they’re often connected. There are different ways that substance use disorders and other disorders of …

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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 mindful approach …

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Getting Sober After a Setback

Getting Sober After a Setback | Addiction Recovery

The path to sobriety is often a rocky one, full of hills to climb and curves to navigate. It is completely normal to experience a setback or even relapse on the lifetime journey to maintain your recovery from addiction. Life is full of circumstances that can make alcohol and drug abuse recovery challenging. The passing …

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Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

Over just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. The decision to issue statewide stay-at-home orders was vital to preserve public health. But the orders did not come without consequences. The Right Step Hill Country is here to help you if you are quarantined with an alcoholic spouse and are suffering from …

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Benefiting From Individualized Care

Every person is different, and so is their road into addiction — and out of it. That’s one reason a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment simply doesn’t work well for everyone. Yes, every person entering a rehab program wants to break the cycle of addiction and prepare themselves to live a sober and more positive …

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What Is An Addiction Specialist?

Treating drug addiction is a skill that takes training, practice, and patience. If you’ve ever wondered what an addiction specialist does, you’re not alone. With so many different titles around, it can be challenging. It’s a good time to clear up any confusion so you know what you’re getting into and who you’ll be dealing …

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Addiction and Physical Health Amid COVID-19

There are a lot of ways to protect yourself from viruses, bacteria, and other types of infection. With the current COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic spreading around the globe, it’s more important than ever to focus on increasing that level of protection. Among the options for doing that is breaking free of addiction and living a life that’s …

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