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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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What Are the Warning Signs of Relapse for Drug Users?

A substantial number of people who go into a drug center program in Texas will relapse back into active substance use at least once before they establish lasting sobriety. A drug abuse relapse does not generally appear out of the blue. In fact, several emotional and psychological warning signs typically appear before actual substance intake…

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

People following the ever-unfolding COVID-19 crisis are hearing a lot of different terms thrown around, which may be hard to distinguish from each other. For example, what difference does it make if the coronavirus is considered an epidemic vs. pandemic? There are specific criteria a disease must meet before being declared one or the other.…

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How Does AA Help Those With an Alcohol Addiction?

Alcoholics Anonymous or AA has been around for nearly a century and is still one of the most important ways to help people suffering from alcohol addiction. But how does AA help with alcohol abuse? That’s a question that we at The Right Step can answer. We believe in the power of AA and use it when…

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The Benefits of Group Therapy to Recovery

Contemplating joining a group therapy session can be terrifying, especially for people dealing with an anxiety disorder. Talking about your deepest issues and biggest mistakes is a daunting prospect. What could you possibly have to gain by putting yourself through that experience? There are many benefits of group therapy that prove helpful to those looking to build…