woman considers risk factors that can lead to addiction

Addiction Risk Factors That Increase Your Risk of Substance Abuse

Addiction does not happen overnight. It occurs gradually, but various factors can accelerate the process. If you expose yourself to certain behaviors, you’re more likely to experiment with drugs like heroin. The experimentation can potentially spiral into addiction. However, it’s essential to understand what the risk factors are. Then, people can make the right decisions…

woman enjoys her return to casual use

Can Addicts Return to Casual Use?

Returning to sobriety is a major achievement for men and women once considered “addicts.” But the celebration can end quickly if you stop doing the work necessary to remain abstinent. Many drug and alcohol rehabs have re-admitted individuals who completed treatment only to return to casual substance use. The reason this happens is tied to how addiction…

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How Anxiety in Quarantine Can Lead to Addiction

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer dual diagnosis treatment programs that address mental health and substance use disorders. If mental health disorders have led you to self-medicate through drug and alcohol abuse, we can help. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have spent an increased amount of time alone. For those in recovery, isolation…