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What Are The Long-Term Effects of Xanax?

Xanax, which is the brand name of the prescription drug alprazolam, is one of the most popular anxiety drugs in the United States. It is used to treat mental health issues like anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It is among the most frequently prescribed medicines in the benzodiazepine family. However, it is also considered highly …

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Quiz: Is Counseling Right for You?

Life is not always easy, and you are sure to go through stressful periods here and there. While challenges are a normal part of everyday life, that does not mean you have to struggle on your own. Counseling is designed for this purpose — a therapist can help you overcome your struggles by providing a …

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Should You Start Addiction Treatment in December?

Thinking About Getting Help? This Holiday Season May be the Perfect Time to Start Addiction Treatment Addiction treatment isn’t typically the first thought that comes to mind when picturing the holiday season. In fact, many individuals have a difficult time when to start addiction treatment. Instead, many Americans idealize the end of the year as …

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Feeling Trapped by Addiction and Depression Symptoms

Depression and addiction often go hand-in-hand. A depressed person may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. Substance use may numb the pain for a while, but some will develop a substance use disorder. Both conditions play off of one another, making everything worse. Without help, a person can feel trapped in a painful cycle. …

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Substance Abuse Treatment Near Me

When you or someone you know has finally decided to seek help for substance abuse, a whole new list of to-dos is created, with “finding substance abuse treatment near me” at the top of the list. But is that what is best? Should I look for treatment nearby, or would a program across the state …

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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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9 Benefits of Online Support for Recovery

Indeed, online support for recovery is available. Since the turn of the century and the decades following, we have witnessed a massive shift in our world. In the last year alone, our lives have become seemingly dependent upon our internet connection, as technology has become the platform where we work, play, learn, exercise, and socialize. …

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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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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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