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Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Right Step offers affordable residential and outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, for adults and adolescents. Our drug rehab centers and alcohol abuse treatment programs have client satisfaction ratings exceeding 96%.
Statistics on Substance Abuse Among Women: 6 million women in the U.S. abuse or are dependent on alcohol Frequent binge drinking in women’s colleges increased by 124% between 1993 and 2001 Alcohol is involved in as many as 73% of all rapes and up to 70% of all incidents of domestic violence More than 7.5 [...]
Intervention is Better Than Cure: 5 Things You Can do to Ensure a Successful Drug/Alcohol Intervention
An intervention is an arranged meeting between the addict/alcoholic and their close family members, friends, and possibly a neutral party like a therapist where the addict is lovingly confronted about their addiction or substance abuse problems. The key word and idea here is “lovingly” – there are a few different ways to conduct an intervention, [...]
Addiction, alcoholism and rehab are three words that most people don’t want to hear, especially if they are drug addicts or relatives of someone who is struggling with addiction. When we go out to bars or restaurants, we usually don’t think too much about the possible consequences when we order an alcoholic beverage. For many [...]
What is an Intervention? An intervention is a facilitated meeting with the addict/alcoholic, friends, family members and other concerned parties. During the intervention process, the addict/alcoholic is lovingly confronted by people who care about them. You will be led in a frank discussion about using behavior and the consequences focusing on the feelings and experiences [...]
How much worse off would the world be if drugs like Marijuana and Cocaine were legalized? Some economists (such as Milton Friedman) have pointed out the link between unnecessary government involvement and the unforseen impact on the drug market. Because the government gets involved with drug control, punishing those who use drugs by throwing them [...]
When we think about drug and alcohol recovery, the first thing that often comes to our minds are the hallowed hallways of some drug and alcohol treatment center or a newly released, recovered drug addict being embraced warmly by waiting family and friends. What we don’t think about or really take the time to consider [...]
How many parents do you think sit down to talk to their kids about really important issues such as sex, drug abuse or alcohol abuse? Judging from the numbers of adolescents now facing their first and second stints in drug and alcohol rehab programs, I’d venture to guess not many. Then again, there are some [...]
There’s a new kind of drug out, and it’s called Depression. Ok, so depression isn’t a drug per se; but doesn’t it function as a kind of gateway to other drug involvement? Think about it. All the Money Can’t Buy You Happiness We live stressful lives. Some of us lead more stressful lives than others; [...]
I used to represent N.C. State University, running cross country and track- and I distinctly remember the thrill of seeing both Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones (as well as several other elite athletes) practicing on the track. These were people we looked up to. But not anymore. It now seems that there aren’t any “clean” [...]
It just seems like a bad idea to be able to get your drugs over the same machine you check your email with. After a recent death New Zealand is looking to crack down on prescriptions sent by mail and ordered over the internet. After the death of Graham David Goodwin, a mental patient, from [...]