Substance Abuse

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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

The concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly have no bounds. We’re worried about our health, our families, our jobs, and our safety. Here’s another challenge, for people struggling with substance abuse or prone to stress: Staying sober during coronavirus. Here at Right Step Houston, we understand maintaining sobriety can be a challenge. As […]

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Dealing With Anxiety During A Pandemic

With the current pandemic spreading around the world, it’s not surprising that a lot of people are more anxious than they used to be. Rates of anxiety and depression generally rise during times of crisis, mostly because people aren’t sure what’s going to happen next or how their lives might be changed or affected. Learning

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Signs of Depression

Depression is among the nation’s most common mental illnesses. It is a widespread and serious condition that, in many instances, requires medical treatment — either counseling, medication, or both. Depression can also exist concurrently with substance abuse disorders, requiring an even more comprehensive form of treatment. But what are the signs of depression? The signs

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What is An Addiction Specialist?

Substance abuse turns your life upside down. You find yourself in a position where drugs or alcohol become the most important thing in your life. It causes problems with work, health, and relationships. If you’ve been considering treatment, you might be asking, “What is an addiction specialist?” Addiction specialists apply their expertise through hospitals, doctor’s

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Does Mindfulness Meditation Work For Addiction?

Dealing with an addiction problem is a challenge for many people. Finding adequate treatment is so critical so that healing can occur. The key to developing a treatment plan is to work side by side with an experienced team of professionals who understand what will work best for you. Mindfulness meditation is one therapy that

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Do I Need THC Addiction Treatment?

People who use marijuana either regularly or occasionally are at risk for addiction. As you probably know, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the main ingredient in this drug that results in people feeling high. THC is the substance that produces the euphoria. It can also make people feel relaxed and calm. It works on the brain

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What Is THC?

As society moves towards beginning to accept marijuana use by legalizing it, more and more people will likely start using it. As more people use marijuana, it’s important to ask the question — what is THC, and how is it related to marijuana? Like any substance, marijuana can be abused causing negative effects on the

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