Can I Ever Have Fun Again?

How The Right Step Helps Turn Sobriety Into a Satisfying, Lasting Way of Life George Joseph is Chief Operating Office of the 20-plus The Right Step drug and alcohol treatment centers and one of the nation’s foremost experts on beating substance abuse. He has a captivating and insightful series of blogs on the website www.doctoroz.com.…

From the Frying Pan into the Fire

Guilt and Temptation Represent a Formidable Foe in the Battle against Addiction There’s a vintage 1987 television commercial that contains but 14 words – yet if you’ve seen it you almost certainly remember it. “OK, last time,” a voice says behind a picture of a spat of butter sizzling in a pan. “This is drugs.”…

Home for the Holidays

Tips to Help Someone in Recovery Better Weather Christmas and New Year’s Eve As noted in recent blogs, the holidays are generally tough for someone recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction. There are, however, some tried-and-true tips that loved ones can administer to help ensure that Christmas and New Year’s Eve are more parts…

Surviving the Holidays

Knowing the Temptations at This Time Can Help You Beat Them MedHelp, which bills itself as the “World’s Largest Health Community,” offers a forum on its website designed to let people recovering from addictions share what they’re going through during various points of their quest. With the holidays coming soon, two posts, in particular, seem…

Continuing Education

How Both Subtraction and Addition Can Equal a Better Life Here’s a math quiz, courtesy of Dr. Phil McGraw – who is MUCH better known without his last name: What does 3 plus 10 plus 7 plus 5 equal? The answer, believe it or not, is you. Indeed, Dr. Phil opines in his book, “Self…

Detox Demystified: The Right Step Aims for a Painless Process

The decision to end an addiction is a life-changing one and, the easier that process is, the sooner patients will be able to move forward with the process of healing. The Right Step offers both inpatient and outpatient medically supervised detoxification programs. Our experienced staff specializes in the detoxification and treatment of alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine…

Texas Man Wages Personal and Professional War on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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 The Right Step Conroe – an intensive outpatient treatment facility that is part of the…