Posted on February 26, 2014 in Interview

An Interview with Anna McDonald, Houston North Intensive Outpatient

Helping people struggling to overcome addiction is Anna McDonald’s passion. “A good day is when I know I have done my job well, when I see a client who at one time was very hesitant about treatment begin to realize that there is hope for another way of life, that it’s obtainable.”

Knowing that she’s helped someone gain the tools for lasting sobriety “is the best gift.”

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Posted on July 15, 2013 in Interview

An Interview with Susan and David Hanna, Houston Intensive Outpatient

David and Susan Hanna, Right StepSusan and David Hanna have built their lives around helping people overcome addiction. Susan, a registered nurse for nearly 20 years as well as a certified addictions registered nurse, was drawn to the field by the addictions of close friends and family.
“I’ve seen firsthand that people can get better and lead productive lives,” Susan says. “I’ve also experienced what happens when they don’t. It’s my personal mission to provide people with the necessary tools to get better if they choose to. And if they aren’t ready now, I’m available if and when they make that choice.”

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Posted on January 2, 2013 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment

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 Texas-based drug and alcohol treatment center company, which has led (literally) thousands of addicts into recovery – and into healthy, productive lives.

But Joseph is also a flag-bearer for the camp that recognizes that drug and alcohol addiction treatment is a very personal issue, with many unique facets. Above all else, Joseph recommends finding a facility that best addresses the individual needs of each person seeking help.

Joseph was a blogger on, the website for noted physician and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz, for short). He outlined the various types of addiction treatment options that quality facilities generally offer. Here are some highlights:

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Posted on July 3, 2012 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment

How to Choose the Right Drug and Alcohol Treatment

If you or a loved one is in need of drug and alcohol treatment, the wide range of facilities and levels of service can be overwhelming–multiple providers, varying philosophies, different treatment modalities, pricing differences, insurance and more. Where do you look for help? And how do you choose the best option?

A quick Internet search will lead you to a myriad of treatment providers. The good news is that virtually all these providers have web sites equipped with helpful self-assessment tools and contact information to speak with knowledgeable professionals.

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