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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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Can You Get Mental Disorders From Drug Use?

There is an unmistakable connection between mental health conditions and substance use disorder. It’s not surprising that many people who have a mental health condition also experience substance use disorder. It’s critical to remember that mental disorders from drug use are not uncommon. The Drug Use And Mental Health Link In many cases, it can …

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The Stages of Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Recovering from alcohol addiction is often a lengthy process. Recovery works in stages, just as addiction does. Alcohol is often viewed as less risky or dangerous than other drugs due to its legality. However, alcohol use disorder affects nearly 6% of adults. For many people, alcohol addiction recovery requires professional treatment. Detoxification for Alcohol Addiction …

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What to Expect During a Substance Abuse Evaluation

A substance abuse evaluation is the first step to getting treatment. Some people seek treatment on their own or at the urging of family and friends. Others experience legal trouble and are ordered to undergo an evaluation as a result. Regardless of the reason for the evaluation, the process will remain the same. Substance abuse …

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Who Needs Drug Detox Programs?

If you’re currently living with a drug or alcohol substance abuse disorder, there is a safe way to break the habit. When you stop taking drugs or drinking alcohol, your body and brain may have withdrawal symptoms. Medical detox presents a safe way for you to accomplish your goals without jeopardizing your health. Who needs …

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

The key to successful substance abuse treatment is that the program must be tailored to suit your particular needs. For that reason, there is no way to answer the question: will I need extended rehab care until you have undergone a comprehensive assessment by a trained addiction counselor. 6 Benefits Of Extended Rehab Care However, in general, …

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How Hard Is It To Quit Drinking?

Most people who consume alcoholic beverages don’t know how hard it is to quit drinking. In fact, it’s pretty common to hear someone say that they can stop drinking any time they want to. This is especially true if you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking. If that’s the case, contact the alcohol addiction …

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6 Drug Facts You Should Know

The word, “drugs,” spans a slew of substances — both legal and illegal — that have effects on the brain that the user finds beneficial. In some cases, such as prescription medications like painkillers, the use of drugs can be both legal and positive. All too often, though, drug use falls into the category of being …

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