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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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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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Drug Rehab Activities

A residential rehab should feel like a home away from home, with plenty of activities and socializing to help keep patients engaged in their treatment. Such activities should provide patients with tactile and positive experiences to help them feel good about themselves and their treatment progress. When patients feel good about themselves, they are more …

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Stigma of Addiction

Is stigma preventing you from seeking addiction recovery options? When it comes to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, addiction stigma often labels an individual unfairly and prolongs or even prevents a move toward recovery and improving one’s life. Learn how The Right Step Houston can help individuals struggling with SUDs show up for themselves despite …

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