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The Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Public health specialists, doctors, and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories when discussing the signs of substance use disorder. These categories include drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol. The core signs of addiction for all of these substances are essentially the same. They define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use…

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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

The social distancing, quarantines, business closures, and other actions taken because of the coronavirus present special challenges for individuals in recovery. The staff at The Right Step recognize the issues that you have with isolation, anxiety, and the possibility of substance use during this pandemic situation. There are ways to stay sober during coronavirus and…

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Mental Illness Not Uncommon for Young Adults But Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Few people make it through the teen years wound-free. During this time, teens are taking their first individual steps socially, romantically, and even intellectually. This can be nerve-wracking for even the healthiest teen. The fears and vulnerabilities of adolescence make it a ripe period for developing mental illness. Studies reveal that one-quarter of young adults…