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Synthetic and designer drugs have been in the news because of the harm they have caused and the frenetic law-making that has tried to keep up with the manufacturers of these drugs. Synthetic drugs, also sometimes labeled “designer,” are simply substances that produce a high and that are not naturally occurring. In some cases, they [...]
The state of Texas has the dubious distinction of being the worst in the union in terms of fatalities and accidents due to impaired driving. Within Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth had the highest number of fatalities and accidents. Groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and individual lawmakers are trying to make changes to get Texas down [...]
Enzymes are specialized proteins that power a vast array of chemical reactions that keep us alive and functioning properly. One of the chief responsibilities of these proteins is the molecular breakdown of various substances such as drugs and medications; without the actions of enzymes, these substances would stay in the body indefinitely. In recent years, [...]
2012 NAATP Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference May 19 -22, 2012 Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Chandler, Arizona Presented by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Where the Leaders in addiction treatment come together to discuss the important issues, showcase innovative resources and programs and network with other decision makers of addiction treatment. Right Step [...]
Right Step is happy to confirm its participation and invite you to the Silver Anniversary Conference of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. 25th Annual “Silver Anniversary” Metamorphosis 2012 Silver Anniversary Conference Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Texas March 22, 23, and 24, 2012
When it comes to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, the ongoing support of friends and family is every bit as important as identifying the problem and signing up for treatment. That’s the sentiment of James Patterson, executive director of Right Step Conroe – an intensive outpatient treatment facility that is part of the nationally [...]
There was an interesting study recently done by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University regarding social media and its influence on adolescents. Please click on the following link for more information. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2011-national-teen-survey-finds-teens-regularly-using-socialnetworking-sites-likelier-to-smoke-drink-use-drugs-128295633.html
In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford [...]
Cocaine, undisputedly one of the most addictive street drugs, is derived from the coca plant. The addictive power of cocaine can be illustrated by the fact that nearly 25 million Americans report having used cocaine at least once. While one of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse are varied. Below are [...]
The Top Five Reasons to Never Touch Alcohol or Drugs Everyone knows that living as a drug addict or an alcoholic is not a desirable, positive lifestyle. However, many people believe using drugs and drinking alcohol is fine as long as you don’t take it to the extreme. Having a balanced view of life [...]