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Learn Healthy Stress Management Techniques in Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol

There are healthy ways to manage stress. For this reason, stress management techniques are some of the first coping skills that you will learn in recovery at a substance abuse treatment program. If you are struggling with substance use disorder because you’re self-medicating to relieve stress and manage stress without substances, a good addiction treatment center…

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Relapse Prevention Techniques for Those in Addiction Recovery

Everyone in recovery from drugs or alcohol at a substance abuse treatment program fears relapse. And while relapse is a valid threat, it is not something that simply happens overnight. Contrary to what many people think, relapse is a three-stage process that takes time to develop. Consequently, relapse prevention techniques will help keep you from progressing…

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The 3 Stages of Addiction

Not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol becomes addicted, but about 164 million people worldwide have. Addiction is a progressive disease. It can hijack your brain and your life. Genetics and certain challenges make some people more prone to addiction, but anyone can become addicted. Experts on substance abuse and the brain identify three stages…

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What Are the Most Commonly Used Drugs in San Antonio?

The most recent drug abuse statistics in San Antonio reveal some changes in patterns of usage. Drugs illegally imported from Mexico have transformed local markets. This has led to increases in drug consumption overall. Three drugs, in particular, have seen use levels spike in the San Antonio area. These drugs include marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin.…

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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

The social distancing, quarantines, business closures, and other actions taken because of the coronavirus present special challenges for individuals in recovery. The staff at The Right Step recognize the issues that you have with isolation, anxiety, and the possibility of substance use during this pandemic situation. There are ways to stay sober during coronavirus and…