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3 Examples Of Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities

Group therapy is a cornerstone of treatment for substance use disorder. When combined with other elements of treatment like individual therapy and medication-assisted treatment, group therapy can provide mentoring opportunities that help sustain recovery. The right substance abuse group therapy activities can solidify the foundation that is needed to fully recover. What Is Substance Abuse Group …

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Substance Abuse Preventions You Need To Know About

Substance abuse has reached critical levels in the United States. People from all walks of life — young and old, educated and still in school — have been affected. In spite of the fact that this epidemic reaches across every barrier, there are still substance abuse preventions that are effective. Knowing and implementing these can make …

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

People following the ever-unfolding COVID-19 crisis are hearing a lot of different terms thrown around, which may be hard to distinguish from each other. For example, what difference does it make if the coronavirus is considered an epidemic vs. pandemic? There are specific criteria a disease must meet before being declared one or the other. …

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Alcohol Addiction Signs In Teens You Need to Know

Alcohol use in teens is a problem of epidemic proportions. Though it doesn’t typically receive as much media coverage as other types of substance use disorders, the presence of alcohol addiction signs in teens can set up a whole generation for significant issues in the future. How Common Is Alcohol Addiction In Teens? You might …

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What is Alcohol Abuse?

Do you know the answer to the question, ‘What is alcohol abuse?’ Do you know whether you or your loved one has an alcohol use disorder? The answers to these and other questions help individuals understand what is alcohol abuse, and how it potentially affects them. The Promises Behavioral Health experienced professionals helps clients and …

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Compromised Immune System

There are common illnesses that often result in a compromised immune system, such as the flu. While some people get a mild case of the flu, others experience serious, even deadly consequences. This is magnified many times when thinking of the coronavirus.   There are some risks that likely increase your risk of getting coronavirus, or …

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You Need Rehab for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

There are several myths that some individuals with an alcohol abuse disorder or a substance use disorder believe about their addiction. There are other myths that people sometimes believe about individuals that engage in alcohol abuse or substance abuse due to addiction to other drugs. Do you believe that you do not need treatment? Does …

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What are the Causes of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcoholism is not something that a person can just stop on their own. This myth is common among those with limited knowledge about alcoholism and what are the causes of alcohol abuse. Research shows that there are several factors that potentially play a role in excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse. The Promises Behavioral Health …

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