Man and doctor going over medical detox options

Can Detox Be Deadly?

Detox is shorthand for detoxification, a process that occurs when you stop using drugs or alcohol and go through withdrawal as the substance(s) you have consumed leave your system. While any form of substance withdrawal can cause serious discomfort, withdrawal from two substances in particular — alcohol and benzodiazepine tranquilizers — can produce life-threatening complications.…

Finding the Right Detox for Your Child

When a teenage or young adult child has a problem with alcohol or drugs, it can cause parents to experience anger, fear and disappointment. Dealing with an addiction problem for any member of the family can be confusing and overwhelming, but when the addict is your child, it may feel even more so. It’s important…

Where to Go for Help

The Best Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers Offer Individualized Programs When you or a loved one are dependent on alcohol or drugs and want to find help, the question everyone asks, of course, is “where should I go?” George Joseph would certainly recommend The Right Step. After all, he’s the founder and COO of the…

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification By: Dr. Jason Powers Title: Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step and Spirit Lodge Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award. Dr. Powers, The…

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…