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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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What Happens to Your Body when You Drink a Bottle of Wine

Dating as far back as 6,000 B.C., wine is an old drink. It is undoubtedly a staple of human civilization and culture, and now more than ever, wine is an internationally shared tradition for adults everywhere. Even after centuries, wine is still regarded as a celebratory indulgence, whether for a promotion or a life milestone. …

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What Is Polysubstance Addiction?

When someone is struggling with an addiction, it is not uncommon to hear the term “polysubstance abuse.” That could also make you wonder, “What is polysubstance abuse?” When an individual is using and abusing more than one substance, they are struggling with not a substance use disorder (SUD) but polysubstance abuse disorder. Those struggling with …

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What Are The Emotional And Psychological Effects Of Dependency?

There is an important difference between drug dependency and drug addiction. Dependence and addiction often occur together, but the former pertains to the body’s physical reliance on the drug, while addiction is the other half: the behavioral aspect and the tolerance of self-harm and harm to others. For many, a sense of ambiguity surrounds the …

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Drinking and Social Media

In the current digital age, people have access to several social media platforms. While these are excellent opportunities to connect with friends and loved ones, there is also a correlation between drinking and social media that you might not understand. While there are many opportunities to find support on social media, it can also be …

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Is Sobriety Worth It?

When one says they are getting sober, they typically mean they are giving up alcohol or substance use. However, sobriety is much more than that. It is a lifestyle change that requires commitment and dedication. To maintain sobriety, one must be willing to work hard and make sacrifices. It is not an easy task, but …

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Signs of Opioid Dependence

If you’ve had an injury or surgery, you may have been prescribed opioids to manage pain. However, you may have also been surprised at what happens as you heal. It may only take a short period of misuse before signs of opioid dependence arise. You may not realize how much you’ve relied on opioids until …

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