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After Addiction: Loss of the “Old” You

Those living with addiction may already be all-too-familiar with a sense of loss that coats their hopes and dreams and sours their relationships. Unfortunately, loss and addiction often go hand-in-hand.  What did you first want to be when you grew up? Now that you’re here, looking around at the reality you’ve made for yourself can …

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How to Establish Healthy Boundaries With Your Family During Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction, substance abuse, trauma and mental illnesses can significantly impact the quality and dynamics of family relationships. When individuals go to treatment and work toward reclaiming their life from behavioral issues, mental illness or substances, their relationships require similar attention. Healing family relationships and improving them so that communication and interactions are …

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Rewriting the Term “Opioid Addict”

Stigma is harsh, but it’s usually easier than untangling the truth about opioid use disorder. Some people think substance use disorders are about moral failure or character flaws. These perceptions create stigma and shame for people coping with addiction. Opioid misuse is a complex health issue. Yet, stigma often gets in the way of treatment.  …

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Moving Away From the Word Addict

Moving Away From the Word “Addict”

Am I an addict or am I a person with an addiction? Words are powerful, and no one appreciates being labeled. Substance use disorders and the stigma of addiction has long undermined the self-esteem of recovering people. People in recovery can be especially vulnerable when it comes to their identity and sense of self-worth.    …

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New Year Recovery Resolutions 2021

New Year Recovery Resolutions 2021

Often, as the New Year rolls around, the practice of creating recovery resolutions offers a time to think about what to leave behind as you seek change in the coming year or seek to reaffirm your recovery resolutions. This year it’s time for a reset. To honor the year we just had, let’s do things …

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What is a Case Manager?

As we celebrate Case Manager’s Week and honor the work that case managers dedicate themselves to year-round, we want to stop and really understand: What is a case manager and what do they do? These ‘behind-the-scenes’ heroes play a large role in getting people the help they deserve before, during, and after treatment.    Who …

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Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment | Promises Behavioral Health

Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Many of us are unaware of how our thoughts impact how we feel and how we behave. Many people also do not know that we can cultivate more control over our minds and thoughts, which can support our health and well-being. When we allow our minds to run wild, it will, especially for those in …

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COVID-19 and the Link Between Mind and Body Wellness

COVID-19 and the Link Between Mind and Body Wellness

As the global pandemic has raged on for several months, we’ve now had enough time to begin not just to wonder, but to reflect on its impacts. Many people have experienced an increase of stress and anxiety during this time, and certainly we have all had to make adjustments in one way or another. One big …

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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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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true, …

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