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The Connection Between Anger and Trauma

Victims of trauma experience severe violations of personal boundaries. Consequently, persistent anger and anger management problems are common characteristics of individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This is true for survivors of abuse as well as for survivors of other types of adverse incidents. If a loss occurs, anger as a stage of grieving is …

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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and addiction go hand-in-hand. That doesn’t mean that all people who experience a trauma will develop a substance or alcohol use disorder, but it does mean that experiencing trauma increases an individual’s risk of becoming addicted. It’s estimated by the National Center for PTSD that up to 75% of survivors of violence or abuse …

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How Grief Can Lead to Addiction

Grieving is a natural process after the death of a loved one. Most people are able to cope with the pain and sadness. Others, however, choose to turn to drugs or alcohol for relief. Grief and addiction go hand-in-hand sometimes when the pain is too much to cope with, and they choose to hide from …

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How to Support Someone Suffering from PTSD

Being the friend or partner of someone who is suffering from PTSD can be challenging. You want to help them, but their illness may cause you to feel like a stranger in your own home or force you to take on extra responsibilities you were not prepared for. The right PTSD treatment program can help …

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Ways to Celebrate PTSD Awareness Month

Approximately 12 million U.S. adults have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during a given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. PTSD Awareness Month is in June, and it’s the perfect time to help spread awareness about this serious mental health condition. PTSD treatment centers can help those who are suffering from PTSD symptoms. …

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What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders?

Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, and we’ve all felt the symptoms of anxiety disorders. However, when that anxiety becomes chronic and interferes with your ability to live your life, it becomes a problem. More than 40 million adults in the U.S. live with an anxiety disorder, making it the most common …

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Giving the Gift of Mental Well-Being with Thistle Farms

For mental health month, Promises Behavioral Health is honored to partner with Thistle Farms, local mental health and recovery leader whose mission is to provide a sanctuary for women recovering from sex trafficking, abuse and addiction. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has impacted the mental well-being of Nashville and the surrounding areas. The organization …

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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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Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Are you a person that experienced childhood trauma and now struggle with addiction? Perhaps you feel that no one understands, so you use drugs to escape the past. Promises Behavioral Health offers treatment for your addiction and treatment to heal from your childhood trauma and addiction in the same caring, safe environment. Learn to understand the relationship …

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