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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

With April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, it is time to bring attention to alcohol addiction and what can be done to help those who are struggling. Since alcohol is legal, consumed in many social settings, and can be relatively harmless when used in moderation, it may be a bit challenging to determine if alcohol …

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A Day in the Life of An Alcoholic

You tap your fingers against the empty bottle, sweat pooling at the base of your back. The things you see and know are in stark contrast to what you want to know.  The bottle you hold contains nothing. It is dry, consumed.  It shouldn’t be, not when you know full well the seal was broken …

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Anxiety and Signs of Withdrawal

The cold sweats, the runny nose—all of it is enough to make you wonder, are these the signs of withdrawal? Anytime you stop using a drug or substance, there’s a chance you will experience withdrawals. Your body aches, your mind is foggy, and you’re feeling off enough to know that something is going on. So …

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse accounts for potential increased risk of serious consequences from drug use, including altered mental state, overdose, or death. What is polysubstance abuse? Why is it so dangerous? Promises Behavioral Health recognizes the signs and symptoms of polysubstance addiction and welcomes you or your loved one into an individualized treatment program. What is polysubstance abuse, …

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Dangers of Mixing Substances

Drug users typically start out using one drug. You embrace the escape from the stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief in your life. The next step, according to multiple sources, is to take other drugs. The professional team at Promises Behavioral Health knows the dangers of mixing substances and can help you through recovery. Learn about the …

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Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines were prescribed for decades, and then became a commonly abused class of drugs. Mixing benzos and alcohol has serious risks for anyone that mixes these two drugs. Promises Behavioral Health understands the correlation between alcohol and benzos abuse, and the associated risks, and helps clients enter into recovery to get their life back on track. To …

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Drinking and Social Media

Social media likely plays an important role in the lives of millions of people. Multiple studies have demonstrated various effects of using social media platforms on the lives of site users. Do alcohol manufacturers believe that they can increase profits with drinking and social media campaigns? Is there any real link between drinking and social …

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How Much Does Rehab Cost?

How much does rehab cost? It’s variable, and it really depends on the type of program that you’re going to, as well as your insurance. An inpatient rehab center will naturally be more expensive than an outpatient rehab center, but the level of services involved matters, too. During the process of addiction rehab admissions, you …

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