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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance — whether it is alcohol, a prescription medication or an illicit drug — can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful and debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms …

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Social Media and Anxiety

In as early as the late 1990s, social media, as we understand and define it now, came into existence. From the humble beginning of uploading your profile picture and connecting with friends online, social media has now become a massive multi-billion-dollar industry that has disrupted several businesses and social practices. Social media and anxiety have …

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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

The leading cause of disability, major depressive disorder impacts about 16.1 million adults and 25 million people of all ages in the U.S., and more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a serious but treatable mental health disorder characterized by intense feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger, or apathy. Although many people respond to …

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Relapse Prevention Techniques

Relapse prevention requires a plan of relapse prevention techniques that help you or your loved one stay clean and sober, and to successfully continue in recovery. The Promises Behavioral Health professionals understand that recovery is not easy and that relapse prevention is an ongoing part of recovery. We are here to help you through your treatment and …

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Social Media and Depression

These days, a lot of people can’t last a day without their phones or avoid spending time on various social media platforms. But do you know that social media and depression are closely linked? Data shows that social media affects one’s personality. Your use of social media does not only affect your behaviors and social relationships, …

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Signs of Stress

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives. Some adults experience stress in ways that sometimes leads to ‘bad’ stress, rather than the typical ‘good’ stress. What are the signs of stress when combined with substance use disorders? The experienced professionals at Promises Behavioral Health understand the physical and emotional impact of stress on adults. …

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Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

When you think about addiction or substance abuse, you may forget about commonly abused prescription drugs. After all, people abuse not just marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and other illicit drugs. Millions of people also abuse prescription medicines throughout the world. It is important to know that prescription drug addiction treatment is available List of Commonly Abused …

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Many people wonder, “Is alcohol a drug?” Well, the simple answer is yes. It is a substance with a profound effect on bodily functions. Classified as a depressant, it has both short-term and long-term adverse effects on your overall health. It is important to understand how alcohol works in your body so you can get …

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