Doctor examining a brain scan to better understand addiction and the brain

Addiction and the Brain: What’s Going On?

Addiction messes with the brain.  We sort of know this already, don’t we? Insensitive phrases like “drugs make people crazy” paired with a few wild stories, and we all agree—yeah, they’re something going on up there.  But do we actually understand the science behind addiction and the brain? Because this matters.  Only when we grasp…

Does My Teen Need Addiction Treatment?

Teenagers are both a mystery and a marvel. If you have one, you know this. And simply questioning whether teen addiction treatment is something your family needs can be scary in and of itself.   You remember being a teenage and having so much going on at once. Pressures, desires and fears are coming at…

What To Expect When Your Teen Enters Residential Treatment

Teen Residential Treatment: What To Expect

The idea of sending your teen off to residential treatment can be harrowing. You may have a lot of questions about what to expect. Addiction treatment is a big change from regular life. But you and your teen have so much to gain.    Here’s more about what your teen’s day will be like, how…

5 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in a Family Member

5 Signs of Substance Abuse in a Family Member

Living in limbo. That’s where you’re at now—floating around between the not-knowing and the knowing. Perhaps your loved one struggles with substance abuse but perhaps, with fingers-crossed, not.    There’s comfort to be found in the in-between, in the not knowing.    But there’s purpose to be found in discovery. After all, if your family…

Affordable Addiction Treatment Dallas

Discovering Affordable Addiction Treatment in Dallas Fort Worth

By Kelli Galpin   If you have ever tried discovering addiction treatment options, you know that the process can be overwhelming. Trying to understand whether an option is affordable or not can be enough to paralyze your next move. The Right Step Dallas-Fort Worth knows that it’s a lot to take in, so we do…