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OCD Presents Unique Challenges in the Workplace

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disrupts millions of people’s relationships, self-esteem, and home lives each year, but the disorder can also be extremely difficult to manage in the workplace. The patterns and rituals that hallmark the disorder, such as repeatedly checking the door to be sure it’s locked, can negatively affect a person’s job performance and ability …

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Is It Difficult Staying Sober During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

The staff at Promises Behavioral Health Centers encourage you to take a novel approach to this unique virus outbreak. Take this opportunity to take a good look at yourself and achieve sobriety while at home. The time is going to pass eventually. These are times that we’ve never seen before, and we may never see …

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Substance use disorder is an extremely complex medical condition. While many people see just the physical evidence of alcohol and drug use and abuse, there are many other components that are involved. One of these components is a mental illness, which might lead you to ask: do I need dual diagnosis treatment? At Promises Behavioral …

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Anger and Trauma

Victims of trauma experience severe violations of personal boundaries. Consequently, persistent anger and anger management problems are common characteristics of individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This is true for survivors of abuse as well as for survivors of other types of adverse incidents. If loss occurs, anger as a stage of grieving is a …

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Addiction-Related Trauma

The consequences of an active and unchecked addictive disorder can be far-reaching and devastatingly impactful as every aspect of an individual’s life becomes vulnerable to the effects of problematic substance use. Losses occur across the spectrum of daily life—in relationships, finances, physical health, mental and emotional stability, self-esteem, self-image, spirituality, motivation, and confidence. The possibility …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

Across the United States, about 18 million adults struggle with alcohol use disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. This prevalent health condition is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in the nation. So, if you find yourself wondering why do I need alcohol abuse counseling, you wouldn’t be alone. Signs You …

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Sleep Problems in Children May Lead to Substance Abuse Issues Later On

Today, we know how important it is to get adequate rest. Unfortunately, not everyone has the chance to get it. Even more unfortunate is the fact that your past actions concerning sleep can affect your habits today. In fact, new research has recently linked childhood sleep problems and substance abuse. However, there is hope. With …

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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT …

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The Benefits of Addiction Intervention

If you have a loved one who has been spiraling out of control with their addiction you have probably tried many times to get them to stop. Often this means a continuous cycle of threats, promises, reprieves, relapses, then new threats and promises. The benefits of addiction intervention can put a stop to this terrible …

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Virtual Cooking with Laura Lea

Promises Behavioral Health partnered with Nashville Holistic Chef, Laura Lea Bryant, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with a live virtual cooking class! Both Promises Behavioral Health and Laura Lea share an incredible passion for bringing awareness to mental health wellness and understand the importance of self-love and care. The virtual cooking class was free …

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