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COVID Anxiety in the Wake of Our Nation’s Collective Trauma

In 2019 staying home due to fears that you might become contaminated with an illness, wearing gloves, sanitizing everything, wearing a mask, and rejecting a handshake would be cause for concern. However, in 2020 these practices have become a daily part of our lives.    This pandemic has undoubtedly brought with it many challenges and …

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Cultivating Calm: How to Heal from Anxiety with Alisha Phipps

As we wrap up the last few weeks of October and begin to feel the chill of autumn in the air, we at Promises Behavioral Health want to bring Emotional Wellness Month into focus. Emotional wellness asks us to stop, assess and understand our emotions and those of our loved ones.  Emotional wellness and mental …

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What is a Case Manager?

As we celebrate Case Manager’s Week and honor the work that case managers dedicate themselves to year-round, we want to stop and really understand: What is a case manager and what do they do? These ‘behind-the-scenes’ heroes play a large role in getting people the help they deserve before, during, and after treatment.    Who …

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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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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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