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Some Non-Alcoholic, Sober Drinks to Try Out

During the holiday season, it can be challenging to remain sober. Many people recovering from alcohol addiction may feel pressured to drink at family gatherings and holiday parties. Fortunately, there are many alcohol-free drinks to choose from—such as sober beers—available on the market. You can even make your own sober cocktails. Call 1.844.768.0169 to speak …

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Tips for a Sober Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating love, relationships, and friendship. It’s also an opportunity to show yourself some extra self-love. If you are recovering from addiction and want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you may find it challenging to make it through the day without compromising your sobriety. Call 1.844.768.0169 to speak with someone from …

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What Are the Side Effects of GHB and Alcohol?

Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is a powerful sedative that can have dangerous effects when combined with alcohol. When abused together, the side effects of GHB and alcohol abuse can be significantly worse than either substance alone. Call 1.844.768.0169 to speak with someone from The Right Step Houston about polysubstance abuse, GHB, and alcohol side effects, and …

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What to Bring to Rehab

If you’re getting ready to start inpatient addiction treatment, you may wonder what you should bring. It’s always best to ask the admissions specialists handling your case about any restrictions or requirements regarding what you can bring into their rehab center. At The Right Step Houston, we allow patients to bring in a few personal …

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Sober Holidays in Recovery

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebrating. If you are in addiction recovery, you may wonder how you will navigate sober holiday activities during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is unsurprising—a house celebrating sober holidays isn’t typical in the United States. Most Americans don’t know how to have sober holidays.Most addiction treatment programs …

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How Physiological Dependence Can Be Treated

Are you or someone you love struggling with physiological dependence on drugs or alcohol? You’re not alone. Addiction is a real and severe disease, but there is hope for recovery.At The Right Step Houston, our experienced and knowledgeable staff offers comprehensive addiction treatment programs that can help you get your life back on track. Call …

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Perfectionism and Addiction

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is a refusal or inability to accept anything less than perfect, depending on who you ask. It is the attitude of expecting an impossible standard from everyone, including oneself. Maintaining this standard is aggravating and stressful, and correlates highly with mental health disorders like anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Unfortunately, any group …

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Life After Addiction

Life after addiction will never be exactly like before, but that’s true of any life-changing experience. What matters is whether people leaving rehab walk away with enough fortitude and awareness to stop addiction before it starts. While it’s hard to determine how many people relapse after rehab, estimates put the figure at anywhere between 40% …

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The Connection Between Substance Abuse and Unresolved Grief

You are not alone when dealing with unresolved grief and substance abuse. Many people struggle with both simultaneously. Grief and addiction can be a dangerous combination, but professional help is available.At The Right Step Houston, our caring and compassionate staff members are here to help you through this difficult time. We offer a variety of …

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BAC Level For Blackout

Blacking out should not be considered a normal aspect of drinking. Blacking out from drinking is a sign that you are drinking too much and putting your health at risk.Blackouts, or alcohol-induced amnesia, are often caused by binge drinking or drinking to extreme intoxication. Blackouts can be dangerous because you may not remember how much …

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