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Month: March 2020

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Dependence Vs Addiction: What’s the Difference?

If you’re not sure of the difference between dependence vs. addiction, you’re not alone. A lot of people aren’t sure what the real difference is, but they know that both terms mean that there are problems that must addiction treatment must address. Whether you’ve become dependent on a substance or you’re addicted to it, getting …

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My Brother Has a Drinking Problem — How Can I Help Him?

If you’re spending time searching online for terms like “My brother has a drinking problem,” you’re not alone. Many people look for help for their loved ones who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse issues. However, there are ways to get help that can really change lives. At Promises Behavioral Health, we understand that getting the …

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What Are the Signs of a Drug and Alcohol Dependence?

If you have a loved one who may have a substance abuse problem, you might be wondering about the signs of a drug and alcohol dependence. That could also be true if you’re using drugs or drinking more than you used to, and you’re concerned about whether you’re becoming dependent and should seek help. At …

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How To Do an Intervention the Right Way

Anyone who’s considering an intervention for a loved one who’s struggling with substance abuse issues will want to know how to do an intervention the right way. By making sure you understand what you should and shouldn’t do during an intervention, you have the best chance of succeeding at what you’re trying to accomplish. For …

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How Does AA Help

The reason binge drinking is dangerous is because alcohol is highly addictive, with 15 million Americans meeting the criteria for an alcohol misuse disorder annually. AA, a peer-led support group, is one of the most common support systems used by those in recovery. But how does AA help you maintain sobriety? Alcohol is one of …

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Understanding How a 12 Step Recovery Program Can Help

You’ve probably heard a lot of 12 step programs. Some people like them and some people really want alternative options. At Promises Behavioral Health, we provide both types of treatment programs. As a result, you can choose the one that’s going to give you the highest and best level of help. It’s important to consider …

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