Addiction Rehab

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What Is Physical Dependence?

Understanding the complexities of addiction is a crucial step toward recovery. For those on the path to sobriety, recognizing the nuances between the definitions of physical dependence and psychological dependence is essential. At The Right Step Houston, we’re committed to providing comprehensive addiction rehab programs that address both aspects of dependence. If you or a […]

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Does Drug Abuse Cause Heart Failure?

Studies show that the vast majority of illegal drugs may harm your heart. The cardiovascular effects of abusing drugs can range from an abnormal heart rate to a fatal heart attack. Sadly, drug abuse and heart failure often go hand-in-hand, so finding the substance abuse treatment program that works for you is critical. Contact The

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Are Alcohol and Aggression Linked?

Anger is an intense but entirely normal emotion when something goes wrong or after someone has done you wrong or disappointed you. Conversely, aggression is the range of behaviors resulting in physical and psychological harm to yourself, others, or things. Drinking alcohol can make a person act in ways they wouldn’t normally, including being angry

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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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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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