Drug Addiction

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Effects of Meth on the Brain

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that affects the brain in several different ways. It affects how people think, feel, and behave. When someone uses meth, they experience an intense rush of pleasure followed by surges in energy and alertness that can last for hours. However, these effects are short-lived and can be followed by feelings …

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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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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms to Know

Heroin is a highly addictive substance. If it hooked you, you’re probably no longer using it for the high, which becomes increasingly elusive. Instead, you’re trying to keep symptoms of heroin withdrawal at bay. At Promises Behavioral Health, our heroin addiction treatment centers provide support during detox and beyond. Our team of compassionate clinicians 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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Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal

Addiction to methamphetamine, or meth, continues to be a serious problem all across the country. Not only is it one of the most addictive substances, but it’s incredibly difficult to quit. When one does quit, the withdrawal process can be excruciating and dangerous. A meth detox center is the safest way for people to get through their …

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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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Is Weed A Drug?

Don’t let the recent decriminalization and legalization in some states fool you; weed is still very much an addictive drug. Even casual recreational use can lead to addiction. If you are looking for a marijuana addiction treatment program, don’t hesitate to contact Promises Behavioral Health today at 844.875.5609 and talk to someone about your options. …

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Are E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Cocaine?

E-cigarettes are powered devices that deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol mist into the lungs. While proponents of these devices point to their potential for reducing the risks associated with consuming nicotine-containing cigarette smoke, critics point to a range of possible problems stemming from their use. In a report published in September 2014 in The New England …

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What Is a Psychological Addiction to Drugs?

People who struggle with addiction issues can be addicted in several ways. There are physical and mental areas of addiction, but there are also physiological areas to consider. These are areas where the drug affects the physiology of the body, strengthening the addiction to that substance—a psychological or physiological addiction to drugs. At Promises Behavioral …

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