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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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Common Addiction Triggers

Addiction and recovery both come with a variety of challenges. Events, life situations such as loss of a loved one, a relationship, or a job potentially trigger drinking or using other drugs that lead to addiction. Memories of past trauma, whether childhood trauma or trauma that occurred in adulthood, can also possibly trigger addiction. Promises Behavioral …

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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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The Difference Between Physical Vs Psychological Dependence

Did you know that differences exist between two types of dependence on drugs or alcohol? These two types are physical vs psychological dependence. One leads to ill symptoms of withdrawal, while the other centers on cravings and other complex effects. What are these differences and how do they affect the treatment you need for recovery? …

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Benzo Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are central nervous system (CNS) depressants commonly abused by some patients who are prescribed the drug. Others develop dependence from misusing the prescription for recreational purposes. Clients who choose Promises Behavioral Health have access to various addiction treatment programs to assist with benzo withdrawal, detox, and recovery. Treatment is done inpatient or outpatient …

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Is Adderall the New Xanax? Why So Much Buzz About Adderall?

Eighty-eight percent of the world’s legal amphetamine supply is produced in US, and over-worked college students, celebrities, and sports stars seem to be taking to the drug with increasing regularity. It doesn’t seem like too long ago that Xanax was the nation’s drug of choice, but it looks like a new prescription drug has entered …

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5 Substance Abuse Facts Every HR Professional Should Know

Drug and alcohol problems cannot easily be ignored by human resource managers. Seventy percent of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, and federal surveys indicate that around 24% of workers admit to drinking at work at least once in the past year.Human resource professionals need to be well-equipped to address …

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Do Young-Adult Prescription Opioid Abusers Understand Their Risks?

In the U.S., significant numbers of young adults are involved in the abuse of a prescription opioid medication. An increase in this form of drug abuse largely helps explain the current increase in the frequency of opioid overdoses. In a study published in July 2014 in the International Journal of Drug Policy, a team of American …

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Sleep Problems in Children May Lead to Substance Abuse Issues Later On

Today, we know how important it is to get adequate rest. Unfortunately, not everyone has the chance to get it. Even more unfortunate is the fact that your past actions concerning sleep can affect your habits today. In fact, new research has recently linked childhood sleep problems and substance abuse. However, there is hope. With …

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