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Day: April 20, 2020

Does Clinical Depression Respond Better to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

When clinical depression strikes, what is the best way to receive treatment? Are patients better off checking into a 24-hour mental health treatment center where they can receive round-the-clock help, or are they better served by day programs, which allow them to maintain much of their daily life while working to overcome their depression? A …

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Mental Disorders from Drug Abuse

Legal, illicit, and prescription drugs all carry the potential for abuse. What makes addiction so difficult to prevent and treat is that it’s a progressive and incurable condition. The reason treatment is almost always necessary to recover is because symptoms like cravings and triggers occur long after your last use. Another potential hazard of addiction …

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Recognizing the Subtle Signs of Depression

The wide variety of symptoms associated with depression often makes it difficult to identify. Unfortunately, it is critical to notice the subtle signs of depression in your loved one. Then, you can help the person get treatment as soon as possible. To learn about your loved one’s treatment options, contact Promises Behavioral Health. Why Is …

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Allowing Children to Drink Can Lead to Binge Drinking

Childhood drinking and binge drinking are integrally linked according to recent research. Unfortunately, this link may lead to more teens and young adults needing treatment for an alcohol addiction. To learn more about this link, contact Promises Behavioral Health today. Legal drinking ages are as varied as the states and countries that impose them. In …

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Gender Differences Play a Role in Addiction

When it comes to addiction, men and women handle it differently. Their bodies deal with drugs or alcohol in different ways, and it changes the chemical makeup of their brains separately. As a result, they need unique treatment options as well. At Promises Behavioral Health, we understand how men and women deal with addiction and …

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Use Science to Talk to Your Teens about Drinking

If you’re a parent, you should assume that your child will be tempted to drink on prom night and other celebrations that mark the end of the school year. In a 2005 survey of high school students, about 43 percent had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, and 75 percent had tried alcohol at …

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Personality Plays into Likelihood for Alcohol Dependence

You may have heard the term “addictive personality” before. You’ve wondered how personality and alcohol dependence are related. However, there has never been a clear answer. At Promises Behavioral Health, we want to ensure that you understand how these two concepts interact in your life. However, we also want to make it clear that there …

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