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Anxiety and Signs of Withdrawal

The cold sweats, the runny nose—all of it is enough to make you wonder, are these the signs of withdrawal? Anytime you stop using a drug or substance, there’s a chance you will experience withdrawals. Your body aches, your mind is foggy, and you’re feeling off enough to know that something is going on. So …

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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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How to Take the Effects of Stress Seriously

Recognizing the Effects of Stress    Make no bones about it; stress is a part of life for all of us, and it is here to stay. That’s why learning to manage stress is vital for maintaining good mental health. Managing stress begins with being able to recognize it. Stress manifests as symptoms. Our instincts often …

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Is Outpatient Addiction Treatment Right For Me?

You know you need addiction treatment. You also aren’t sure you need inpatient rehab. Could outpatient addiction treatment be an option? Outpatient rehab could be right for you if you don’t need 24-hour care, as stated by the scientific journal Psychiatric Services. So what do outpatient programs look like, and what are some of the …

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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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Rewriting the Term “Opioid Addict”

Stigma is harsh, but it’s usually easier than untangling the truth about opioid use disorder. Some people think substance use disorders are about moral failure or character flaws. These perceptions create stigma and shame for people coping with addiction. Opioid misuse is a complex health issue. Yet, stigma often gets in the way of treatment.  …

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5 Great Books for Addiction Professionals

There are countless books and pieces of literature available on addiction and how it impacts the lives of those who struggle with it. Addiction professionals often look to this literature to understand better what their patients are going through and how they can best support them.   Here are the top 5 books Promises Behavioral …

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What is Your Sunday Night Anxiety Trying to Tell You?

As your weekend comes to a close, you start to feel dread creep up on you; the anxiety of another week coming to a close has arrived. A great feeling of doom shows up Sunday night, sucking the color out of your life. Also called the Sunday blues, feeling Sunday night anxiety can suck the …

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I’m a Plant, You’re a Plant: How to Reflect on Personal Growth

Stop and smell the roses. When you think about your growth, perhaps you’re tempted to compare yourself to others. I have something very important to say about that: Don’t.   I know. The poignant wisdom is just oozing out of that advice, and you probably don’t need to read any further. However, before leaving you …

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