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How to Fill Your Time Sober in Quarantine

As we all struggle with the new normal that we must adapt to during this pandemic, that means coming to grips with shutdowns and social distancing. Those who are in recovery might be finding these uncertain times even more challenging. Not only do you have to adapt to these changes quickly, but it also means …

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Tips for Coping with Isolation During Coronavirus

It is not uncommon for fear to be challenging to manage emotionally, physically, and psychologically when hearing news about this crisis. Everyone across the globe has taken quick action regarding adapting mindsets, daily routines, work, and school. Not only is this pandemic a global health crisis, but it is also wreaking havoc on the economy. …

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So Much To Do With So Much Time On Your Hands

During this unprecedented time, you can make the decision to become sober for the rest of your life. It’s an exciting thought! A pandemic of this level has not occurred for more than 100 years. The last time we saw a crisis at this level was the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. Don’t look at …

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Common Reasons Teens Abuse Alcohol or Drugs

The teen years are often considered the most difficult period of a person’s life. After all, how often do you hear anyone over the age of 30 wistfully say, “Oh, to be 15 again…”? Probably never. It’s a vulnerable time of life as teens attempt to navigate the precarious bridge between childhood and adulthood. And …

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Finding Ways Of Coping With Isolation During Coronavirus

We are still in the midst of this pandemic. It is time to be resourceful and understand the best ways of coping with isolation during coronavirus. The disease has hit the northeast the hardest thus far. Though thousands of people have perished as a result of coronavirus, we know that social isolation is a part …

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Is Bipolar Disorder Making You Feel Lonely?

Everyone experiences loneliness at times. But having a mental health issue like bipolar disorder can increase your chances of feeling lonely, and that, in turn, can make your mental health worse. If you’re wondering if bipolar disorder is making you feel lonely, contact the experts at Promises Behavioral Health today. Is Bipolar Disorder Making You …

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5 Substance Abuse Facts Every HR Professional Should Know

Drug and alcohol problems cannot easily be ignored by human resource managers. Seventy percent of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, and federal surveys indicate that around 24% of workers admit to drinking at work at least once in the past year.Human resource professionals need to be well-equipped to address …

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Addiction Recovery’s Most Unexpected Rewards

In honor of those celebrating recovery, we asked bloggers, recovery organization members, authors, and other who’ve made the journey from addiction to sobriety one simple question: “What’s been the most unexpected reward of recovery?” If you’re struggling with drugs or alcohol, the experts at Promises Behavioral Health know that the answers will help show what …

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How Parents Can Influence College Students’ Drinking

Selfies of drunken, wasted students are alarming to any parent preparing to send a budding adult off to college. But experts say that those images convey a false idea about many young people’s experiences and that parents influence college drinking more than they may think. If your teen or young adult child is struggling with …

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Preventing Relapse: How Strong Is Your Safety Net?

If you are working to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, here’s a basic truth: No one can do it for you. But here’s another: Others can help. You’re much more likely to make it to successful recovery if you have a strong safety net in place for preventing relapse. That means establishing connections …

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