CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Promises Behavioral Health

How to Cope When Your Loved One Refuses Help                       

Addiction is a harmful disease, and not just for the addict. Drug addicts and alcoholics impact everyone in their lives, but those they love are often hurt the most. If you have been living with an addict you might be at the end of your rope. You see the problem. You have been patient and …

How to Cope When Your Loved One Refuses Help                        Read More »

Fish Oil Eases Brain Impact of Alcoholism, Rodent Study Finds

People who consume excessive amounts of alcohol have increased risks for developing damaging brain inflammation, especially when they maintain a pattern of heavy intake over time. In a study published in July 2014 in the journal PLOS One, researchers from three U.S. institutions explored the usefulness of fish oil, a substance with known anti-inflammatory properties, …

Fish Oil Eases Brain Impact of Alcoholism, Rodent Study Finds Read More »

Groundbreaking Blood Test May Help Prevent Suicide

Could a simple blood test determine who is at a higher risk for suicide? Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say they have discovered a genetic marker linked to the human stress response that could predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide. The study was published in the July 30 edition of the American Journal of …

Groundbreaking Blood Test May Help Prevent Suicide Read More »

Missouri Holds Out on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is an official database of information on prescribers and recipients of controlled substances. The idea is that when doctors and pharmacists can see exactly who is obtaining prescription drugs, the public’s ability to abuse those drugs will be minimized. The database is also open to law enforcement. A recent …

Missouri Holds Out on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Read More »

Drinkers Ignore Heart-Healthy Behaviors

It’s a well-established fact that excessive alcohol consumption can damage your cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) health and increase your risks for several life-threatening conditions. Failure to follow certain lifestyle recommendations can also increase your odds of developing cardiovascular problems. In a study published in June 2014 in the journal Substance Abuse, a team of …

Drinkers Ignore Heart-Healthy Behaviors Read More »

Even in Addiction, It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

There are those who realize that they have a drinking problem and are able to cut back or simply stop. I wasn’t one of them. I abused alcohol for 20 years knowing that it was causing problems both physically and mentally, but didn’t stop until I had lost everything. Here’s what I learned from thinking …

Even in Addiction, It’s Never Too Late to Start Over Read More »

Scroll to Top