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Mindfulness Techniques to Help With Addiction

Many people grow up with underlying pain, fear, or shame that becomes a looming influence in their lives. This can lead people to self-soothe. In turn, people may use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. For the most part, addiction is about running away from feelings and painful emotional states. Mindfulness has become a staple of …

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Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Your Loved One

Addiction can affect anyone, but it’s not always easy to spot. Your loved one could be in the throes of addiction, and you may not even know it. If you are worried about a loved one, there are a few warning signs that could indicate addiction. Remember that everyone is different, and not everyone will …

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Is Adderall Addictive?

If you’re asking if Adderall is addictive, you may already be addicted. Yes, Adderall can be a beneficial medication when used correctly, helping people with ADHD stay focused and organized. However, when used recreationally or without a prescription, Adderall can be very dangerous. It can lead to serious health problems, including addiction and even death. …

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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction

What does painkiller addiction look like? Prescription painkiller addiction can happen to anyone. It often starts with legal, prescribed medications that are taken as directed. But over time, people develop a tolerance to the drugs, which leads to increased doses and more frequent use. Before you know it, you are addicted and struggling to quit. …

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What Happens to Your Body When You Overdose on Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug that can be snorted, smoked, or injected. It causes an intense, short-lived high that triggers a compulsion to keep using the drug. The desire to continue the high can ultimately lead to an overdose. If you or a loved one is using cocaine, the cocaine detox center at …

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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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What Makes Rehab Successful?

Drug rehab success rates are difficult to find because success is a difficult concept to measure. Success, particularly when it comes to addiction, is often not linear. There are often setbacks before the real achievement is clear. When someone relapses after treatment, it doesn’t necessarily mean the treatment wasn’t successful. Although it is challenging to measure treatment success, …

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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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Dangers of Fentanyl

There are many dangers of fentanyl use, making it imperative that a person who is addicted to this drug get professional help through an opioid addiction treatment program.  There are many severe side effects of using this drug. If you or a loved one is battling fentanyl use and needs compassionate, effective treatment, contact Promises …

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