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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Up to two-thirds of people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an addiction as a co-occurring disorder. The connection between PTSD and substance abuse is well-known in the mental health community. In fact, people struggling with PTSD are four times more likely to develop addictions than peers without mental health problems. If you or …

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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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What Are the Main Alcohol Effects on Teenagers?

Drinking alcohol is a ubiquitous thing to do. When it’s done in moderation by people over 21, it doesn’t always cause problems. However, it’s essential to understand alcohol’s effects on teenagers because they aren’t necessarily the same for adults. The effects of alcohol on teens can be much more dangerous than most people realize. Moreover, …

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An Explanation of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When people consider getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, there are often other issues at work. For example, many people struggling with mental health problems abuse addictive substances. If your case is like this, rehab specialists must give you an explanation of dual diagnosis treatment when you come to them for professional help …

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Are We Over-Medicating for Mental Health Problems?

Some have asked, “are we over-medicating for mental health problems?” The answer is that it’s complicated. It’s difficult to say for sure whether we are over-medicating or not because there are several factors to consider. The definition of “mental health problem” is subjective and can vary from person to person. What one person might consider …

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The Benefits of Residential Drug Rehab

Government surveys report that over 2 million Americans require drug recovery treatment. Sadly, those same surveys confirm that less than three percent of those who need it will never set foot inside a rehab facility. One might have sympathized with a person who faced hospitalization for drug rehab treatment in the past. Hospitals can feel intimidating …

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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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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

People often say that alcoholism doesn’t discriminate—regardless of age, race, or gender, anyone can form a dependency on alcohol. Despite that, however, it’s just as commonly said that alcoholism “runs in the family,” but how, or where, does it actually run? While certain biological and environmental factors can increase your chances of developing an alcohol …

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Is Medical Detox Safe?

Withdrawing from an addictive substance can be uncomfortable at its least severe and life-threatening at its most severe. Medical drug detox centers like the one at Promises Behavioral Health are designed to keep clients emotionally and physically healthy while providing support in the early stages of recovery. Contact Promises today at 844.875.5609 to learn more …

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