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Together, We Are Healing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Together, We Are Healing: How Individual Recovery Impacts Our Communities [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You may think that recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction or even a mental health disorder is a private and personal experience. An experience that should be done in secret, without telling others that you have sought treatment or are currently in therapy …

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National Recovery Month Celebration Events

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] National Recovery Month Celebration Events 2020 has been a year for the history books. Still, that does not mean that our recovery communities can’t celebrate the successes of friends and family in their sobriety journeys. National Recovery Month, sponsored and recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was created with …

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse affects the brain, the body and the mind, causing changes that impact behavior as well as the physical and emotional well-being of its victims. It also creates tremendous personal, social and work-related upheaval in the lives of alcoholics who continue to drink and can’t find a way out of the chemical prison they’re …

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse accounts for potential increased risk of serious consequences from drug use, including altered mental state, overdose, or death. What is polysubstance abuse? Why is it so dangerous? Promises Behavioral Health recognizes the signs and symptoms of polysubstance addiction and welcomes you or your loved one into an individualized treatment program. What is polysubstance abuse, …

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How To Get Someone Into Rehab

“I’m not going to rehab. I don’t have a problem.” Sound familiar? People who struggle with addiction will often deny they have a problem. Denial and resistance are hallmarks of addiction. How do you get someone into drug rehab when they say they don’t need help? After all forcing someone into rehab without a court …

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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true, …

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Dangers of Mixing Substances

Drug users typically start out using one drug. You embrace the escape from the stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief in your life. The next step, according to multiple sources, is to take other drugs. The professional team at Promises Behavioral Health knows the dangers of mixing substances and can help you through recovery. Learn about the …

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Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines were prescribed for decades, and then became a commonly abused class of drugs. Mixing benzos and alcohol has serious risks for anyone that mixes these two drugs. Promises Behavioral Health understands the correlation between alcohol and benzos abuse, and the associated risks, and helps clients enter into recovery to get their life back on track. To …

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How Do I Manage Stress?

We are all aware that stress is an everyday occurrence. Our fast-paced lifestyle, reliance on social media, multiple sources of conflicting information, and the global pandemic all cause us to experience stress. These feelings can lead us to ask the question, “how do I manage stress?” Stress is no laughing matter. Despite studies that show …

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