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What Role Do 12-Step Programs Play During and After Drug Rehab?

The 12-step program remains an active element of the recovery path for many people working through addiction. The program offers a sense of community and support that can be beneficial during and after drug rehab. If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, the drug rehab programs at Promises can help. Our experienced staff …

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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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3 Benefits of Seeking Couples Counseling for Your Relationship

There’s no wrong time to consider couples counseling. Some couples seek out a couples counseling program when they’re on the brink of divorce. In contrast, others do so simply because they’re dissatisfied with the level of connection in their relationship. One thing is true about all relationships – they can always get better.  Couples counseling …

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Complications in Diagnosing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental condition that produces a combination of mental obsessions and compulsive behaviors. Sometimes, mental health professionals have a fairly easy time diagnosing the condition’s presence in their patients.  However, certain factors can complicate an OCD diagnosis and create a much more complex picture for doctors. In some cases, affected individuals …

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What Is EMDR and Can it Help Me?

Several types of treatments can treat the wide variety of mental health disorders that affect millions of men and women every year. EMDR is one of them. What is EMDR? It’s short for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and is a form of therapy that uses visual or auditory distractions to break any negative association …

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Combining Medications for Opioid Use Disorder and Therapy

Counseling therapy is an essential part of opioid addiction treatment. But are you aware of how important medications for opioid use disorder are? Many people don’t realize that the FDA has approved three medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of overdose. Read on to take a closer look at the importance of …

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The Importance of Peer Support Groups

Addiction can be an isolating condition. It harms a person’s emotional state and relationships. That’s why creating connections is so important in addiction recovery. Treatment programs encourage the fellowship you find in peer support groups during treatment and after it’s complete. We’ll review why peer support matters and how treatment makes it a priority.   …

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Common Pitfalls in Recovery and How to Avoid Them

Recovery is a life-long journey. Anyone who has embraced lifelong sobriety will tell you that there are times where the road gets particularly rocky. Though you may go through periods of your life when you feel clear-headed and ready to take on the world, sometimes events in life can trigger temptations to return to drinking …

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

As addiction progresses, your substance of choice becomes the biggest priority in your life, which can cause you to neglect your responsibilities and stop pursuing your goals. The major changes to your brain chemistry can also impair your judgment and change your mood. During treatment, motivational interviewing and addiction therapy can help you learn the …

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Benefits of Group Therapy

Substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and addiction affect 1 out of every 7 Americans in their lifetime. Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that doesn’t discriminate. That means anyone, regardless of age, race, and background, can develop a substance abuse disorder. While there is no cure for addiction, treatment can allow you to learn how …

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