What Effective Treatment Looks Like for Teens

Posted on March 11, 2015 in Teen Drinking, Teen Drug Addiction, Teen Mental Health

What Effective Treatment Looks Like for Teens

Having a child with a substance abuse problem is devastating. You probably feel disappointed, helpless and scared. You are not only worried that he is ruining his life by spending all of his time getting high, but also scared that he could overdose. You know that you need to get him professional treatment for his problem, but you feel lost. What are your options? And how do you know if a treatment center or program will be able to help your teen?

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Posted on May 26, 2014 in News

The Right Step Clear Lake Seminar on CRAFT Therapy Draws Addiction Experts

The Right Step Clear Lake, a new The Right Step outpatient treatment facility in Houston, Texas, will host an international gathering of addiction experts and authors at a three-day seminar on CRAFT, a highly successful reward system for changing behavior that has been featured on HBO’s award-winning series on addiction.

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Posted on April 29, 2013 in Success Story

In Support of a Supportive Staff

houston rehab centerThe Right Step Alums Celebrate How Caring Professionals Helped Them Beat Addiction

The mark of a successful drug and alcohol treatment center is its ability to turn a life around. But that end is almost invariably the result of a collection of means that starts and finishes with the facility’s staff.

At The Right Step, treatment professionals establish relationships with each client from the moment he or she walks in the door. They also teach and nurture and support – to a degree that not only makes a difference, but leads to a lasting change.

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alcohol relapse

Posted on February 18, 2013 in Addiction Recovery

Relapse: How to Prevent It and Deal with It if It Happens

Science and Support Are Keys to a Successful Recovery from Addiction

Very few people SET OUT to become alcoholics or drug addicts. Further, very few people who find themselves snared by addiction and who seek inpatient or outpatient treatment for it SET OUT to relapse.

The bottom line: Overcoming addiction, whether it’s the first time or subsequent to treatment, is a challenge that is often underrated and almost always misunderstood.

George Joseph has devoted his life to creating an environment of change – permanent change. And the chief operating officer of The Right Step family of alcohol- and drug-treatment centers has identified two key factors that affect the recovery process: science and support.

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Posted on February 8, 2013 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Change Isn’t a Four-letter Word

Let Right Step Show You How to Become a New You

Like many life-altering experiences, the move from drug and alcohol addiction to a successful, lasting recovery is a process. It requires a plan, and dedication to stick to the plan. But, first, there has to be the realization that a change is necessary.

It’s that first step, outlined in an article on, that keys every succeeding step – and that likely determines whether an addict can successfully replace a destructive lifestyle with a vibrant, healthy life.

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Posted on May 10, 2012 in Event

Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference

2012 NAATP Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference

May 19 -22, 2012

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

Chandler, Arizona

Right Step attends the 2012 NAATP Conference

Presented by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Where the Leaders in addiction treatment come together to discuss the important issues, showcase innovative resources and programs and network with other decision makers of addiction treatment.
The Right Step / Spirit Lodge / San Cristobal : booth #53-54

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Posted on February 22, 2012 in Addiction

“I Didn’t Become Addicted- Why Did They?” The Causes of Addiction

When dealing with a loved one’s addiction illness, this question is inevitable: why did my loved one become addicted, when I didn’t? What made them become an addict, when their coworkers, spouse, or other family members haven’t succumbed to the same disease?

The answer is complex and multi-layered, as a variety of factors can come into play throughout someone’s life. These factors include genetics, upbringing, age of introduction to their addiction, social pressure, and overall mental state. There are millions of adults affected by the disease of addiction and each person’s situation is different.

The first of these factors, genetics, is the one that is under the least control, wildly unpredictable, and hard to pin down, especially because it usually overlaps with the issue of upbringing; the people from whom you get your genetics usually raise you. The son of an alcoholic may never touch a drop of liquor in his life, while the same alcoholic’s daughter may suffer the same illness as her father. This could stem from a genetic predisposition or the impact of their experiences in that environment (the son rebels against alcoholism, while the daughter incorporates it into her own life). More than likely, it’s both.

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Posted on March 28, 2011 in celebrity drug addiction

Five Rock Bands That Have Lost Members to the Disease of Addiction

Mike Starr, former bassist for Alice In Chains, passed away on March 8, 2011. Some media outlets reported that it related to his struggles with the disease of addiction. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, it is clear that Starr endured a long battle with the disease of addiction, attempting several times to get addiction treatment help. Despite appearances on the reality shows Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, Starr’s alleged struggles with addiction continued with an arrest in February 2011 for felony possession of a controlled substance. Our thoughts go out to Starr’s family during this time.

Below is a list of bands that have lost members due to complications related to struggles with the disease of addiction.

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