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What Role Do 12-Step Programs Play During and After Drug Rehab?

The 12-step program remains an active element of the recovery path for many people working through addiction. The program offers a sense of community and support that can be beneficial during and after drug rehab. If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, the drug rehab programs at Promises can help. Our experienced staff …

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10 Signs that Your Loved One Needs Addiction Treatment

Addiction can take many shapes and forms. It can be physical or psychological and manifests in different ways. But one thing is certain: addiction is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly. When a loved one is exhibiting signs that they are addicted, it’s important to take action to try to get them …

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Signs of a Meth Overdose

Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant that is extremely addictive and dangerous, putting a person who uses it at risk of experiencing grave health concerns. However, seeking treatment at a meth detox center provides individuals with the resources and tools they need to stop meth use. Maybe someone you know uses meth. Maybe that someone is …

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Self-Medicating with Alcohol Can Make Anxiety and Depression Worse

A topic was raised recently: “I have two friends who drink to relax vs. taking prescription medications. They feel it’s cheaper, easier, and has no side effects.” It is common practice among people who face depression and anxiety to turn to self-medicating with alcohol, often without realizing the negative effects it can have. When emotions …

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Ambien Abuse & Withdrawal

Ambien (otherwise known as zolpidem) is a sleep-inducing drug. It remains one of the most widely prescribed sedatives, despite having a high potential for abuse and withdrawal being especially taxing. Marketed as an insomnia remedy, a sleep aid, and a general sedative, Ambien has maintained a foothold in the pharmaceutical market since the early 90s—and …

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Rave Parties: Safety Precautions

Rave parties are known for loud, thumping music, vibrant light shows, and the eccentric costumes they inspire. However, there’s another side to rave parties that can have catastrophic effects on concert-goers: illicit drugs. If you’re planning on attending a rave party, know the lingo, behaviors, and hazards to watch out for. Recovering addicts may not …

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7 Factors That Contribute to Addiction in College Students

Every day, heartbreaking stories emerge about young adults lost to drug addiction and drug overdose. Families are making their private tragedies public to educate others about the prevalence of substance use disorders in young adults, most often between the ages of 18 to 25. In fact, recent studies show that college-age young adults are the …

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Myths About Drugs

It’s likely that not everything you’ve heard about addiction is true. In fact, many of these myths only serve to perpetuate stigma and prevent people from getting help and care when they need it. Understanding the realities of addiction will help us build empathy and compassion for those who are struggling with substance abuse and …

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Are Men More Prone to Addiction Issues?

Addiction doesn’t recognize gender. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, men and women are equally likely to develop a substance use disorder. However, different circumstances can make some men prone to addiction. In a men’s addiction treatment program, the focus is on risks and issues that are specific to men.  For more information …

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