Xanax is a name brand of the medication alprazolam, one of the most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs in the United States. This medication is in the category of benzodiazepines and is used to treat panic disorders and anxiety. It works by enhancing the effect of a neurotransmitter in the brain that causes a relaxed, calm…Details
Life after drug rehab may seem uncertain and overwhelming. However, by understanding the challenges that most recovering addicts face after a successful stay at a drug rehab facility, you can make preparations to set yourself up for success when you return home.
It is easy to become overwhelmed when you undergo addiction treatment and begin your journey to recovery. Every day in inpatient rehab is packed with individual counseling and group therapy sessions, along with alternative modalities or experiential therapy sessions — all focused on the goal of helping you beat addiction and overcome your personal obstacles…Details
By Jennifer (who asked that her last name be withheld) My dog gives me so much comfort and companionship, and accepts me for who I am … when I’m sober. I got Bodie as a puppy and we have had each other for a few years. I see a lot of love in my dog’s…Details
Texas has particularly strict laws around controlled substances and narcotics. The state’s laws are also complicated. The laws are explained in the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Controlled Substances Act, Health and Safety Code. Here’s a basic summary of Texas drug laws:
Use of social media is extremely common in America, especially among young people who have grown up in a digitally connected world. Unfortunately, a number of social media users develop dysfunctional patterns of behavior that point to a form of non-physical addiction. In recent years, researchers have started exploring the driving factors behind social media…Details
Motor vehicle crashes rank among the top causes of death in the U.S. Sleepy driving is the leading or contributing factor in 21% of fatal crashes, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The research also finds that drivers who don’t get enough sleep are to blame for 7% of all collisions and 13%…Details
For many, mental health and addiction issues are daunting; limiting quality of life and creating an environment of shame. When symptoms manifest, sometimes only the individual and those in their immediate circles are aware that they exist. Fear arises when one considers those among extended family, friends, co-workers and employers finding out.
If you have recently completed drug rehab in Dallas or an addiction treatment program in the Dallas area — either at The Right Step or another drug rehab facility — now would be a great time to volunteer in the community as part of your recovery. Why volunteer?
How to help an addict in recovery is the topmost concern of friends and family. We all want to see our loved ones be healthy, happy and successful in their recovery. But what does that look like?