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.…

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…

Holiday Cheer

Over the holidays surround yourself with a community that understands. Most people describe the holidays with words, for example, such as “family,” “fun,” and “frolic” It’s expected that we look forward to the happy times between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. For the person with a history of alcohol or drug issues, however, the very…

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…

A Parent’s Role in Adolescent Addiction

Everywhere they look—television, billboards, magazines, the Internet, and the radio—adolescents see messages about alcohol, sex, drugs. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, “those brands with higher youth-to-adult viewership ratios were significantly more likely to have a higher percentage of occurrences with addiction.” That means the things adolescents see in their everyday lives may negatively…