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…

A woman living with prescription drug abuse

Women and Prescription Drug Abuse: Find Hope for Help

You might be surprised by what research has to say about the use and abuse of prescription drugs in women. Unless, of course, you’ve lived the statistics.   Statistics like:  Women are more likely than men to take prescription drugs.  Primary drugs prescribed to adult women under the age of 60 include antidepressants and the…

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…

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…

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming addiction is a tough—but totally doable—goal made all the more possible with supportive companions. Yes, we’re talking about family!    Continued healing and growth are up to the person working through addiction, but no one can do either of those things without the help of others.    Family support plays a huge role in…

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…