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Social Media, Teens, and Substance Abuse: What are the Connections?

The connections between social media, teens, and substance abuse are often quite tight. Parents may not even realize that their children are taking lessons from social media stars. Even worse, they may be getting pressure from friends on social media to abuse drugs. This problem concerns us at The Right Step. As a result, we’ve decided…

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Is It Possible to Improve the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

Heroin relapse is a problem that plagues many people with addiction, even after they go through the process of drug rehabilitation. As a result, the heroin addiction recovery rate is often heavily debated among medical professionals. Fully understanding this aspect of your treatment is a critical way of ensuring that you don’t run into any complications during…

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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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Types of Addiction That Must Be Properly Understood

Over the years, specialists have discovered many types of addiction. These problems can vary in many ways, often depending on each individual. Unfortunately, these differences can make understanding addiction a little confusing. That’s why we at The Right Step created this simple guide. You can understand the different kinds of addictions and how they impact…

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Fallout From the Opioid Epidemic 2019

The roots of the opioid epidemic in 2019 can be traced back to 1991. That’s when we saw an increase in the number of prescriptions written for opioid-like drugs. Pharmaceutical companies brushed aside concerns about the potential for abuse. They made public statements asserting there was little risk to the population at large. We now…

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Marijuana and Education: What You Should Know

When it comes to learning the facts about marijuana or other drugs, there is a lot of information you there. As such, it can be confusing trying to find the right information, particularly, if the different agencies provide conflicting data. For this reason, research on marijuana and education on its effects are more crucial than…