Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program Serving Clients With Co-Occurring Mental Disorders Opens at Right Step Galleria

June 24, 2014 — Right Step Galleria, an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Houston, Texas, opens New Leaf, an outpatient program designed to treat not only substance abuse, but also any underlying mental health conditions that a patient might have, such as anxiety, depression and emotional trauma. Led by a team of…

Graham MacIndoe’s Photo Diary Haunting Look at Addiction

Documentary-style projects ordinarily have their focus firmly on somebody else, offering an insight into the individual’s life from the perspective of a third-party filmmaker. If the filmmaker ensures the individual is comfortable enough, it allows painfully real moments to be immortalized on screen and offers the audience an in-depth look into a new issue. But…

The Skinny on Cocaine: Why Drug Causes Weight Loss May Surprise You

There is a widespread assumption that cocaine use suppresses one’s appetite and thereby contributes to weight loss, and that during withdrawal, the “rebound” from this effect leads to rapid weight gain. However, new research from the University of Cambridge has provided evidence against this assumption, and while the overall effect is essentially the same, the…