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Posted on November 12, 2013 in Doc Talk

Addiction Is Not a Matter of Choice, The Right Step’s Dr. Jason Powers Says in Texas School Appearance

Dr Jason Powers, Chief Medical OfficerMany of us have heard the story of the starving lab rat that will choose cocaine over food and water, and, just last month, how Oreos light up a rodent brain’s “pleasure center” more than cocaine or morphine.

Armed with such studies, researchers in neuroscience have brought popular opinion around to the realization that addiction is, indeed, a disease.

The science behind addiction was the topic of a recent talk at Alamo Heights Middle School in Texas by Dr. Jason Z.W. Powers, chief medical officer for The Right Step and author of “When the Servant Becomes the Master,” which lays out the new science and what it means for those suffering from addiction.

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Posted on August 23, 2012 in Doc Talk

Doc Talk: The Difference Between Adolescent and Adult Treatment in Addiction Recovery

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Dr. Casey Green has worked with adolescent addiction recovery for six years and has helped The Right Step achieve its goals of reaching out to young teens who are battling drug and alcohol addiction and lead them to a safe and healthy recovery.

“We want to build upon the strengths (personal, family, community) that adolescents bring to treatment in order to equip them with the skills necessary to pursue lifelong sobriety,” explains Dr. Green. “Individually, we work with clients and their families to accurately identify what stage of change they are currently in (transtheoretical model, Prochaska), stabilize them at that stage, and then do what is necessary to move them to the next stage of change.

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Posted on April 25, 2012 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Doc Talk

Doc Talk: Identifying and Treating Alcoholism

Dr jason Powers, MDDoc Talk: Identifying and Treating Alcoholism
By: Dr. Jason Powers
Title: Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step and Spirit Lodge
Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award.
Dr. Powers, The Right Step Chief Medical Officer, has worked in addiction recovery for over eight years and has helped The Right Step’s inpatient detoxification program reach out to, and reform, hundreds of addicts over the years. We asked him to share some information on detoxification for addiction victims and their loved ones.

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Posted on March 21, 2012 in Detoxification, Doc Talk

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification
By: Dr. Jason Powers
Title: Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step and Spirit Lodge
Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award.

Dr. Powers, The Right Step Chief Medical Officer, has worked in addiction recovery for eight years and has helped The Right Step’s inpatient detoxification program reach out to, and reform, hundreds of addicts over the years. We asked him to share some information on detoxification for addiction victims and their loved ones.

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