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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms to Know

Heroin is a highly addictive substance. If it hooked you, you’re probably no longer using it for the high, which becomes increasingly elusive. Instead, you’re trying to keep symptoms of heroin withdrawal at bay. At Promises Behavioral Health, our heroin addiction treatment centers provide support during detox and beyond. Our team of compassionate clinicians will …

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Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Your Loved One

Addiction can affect anyone, but it’s not always easy to spot. Your loved one could be in the throes of addiction, and you may not even know it. If you are worried about a loved one, there are a few warning signs that could indicate addiction. Remember that everyone is different, and not everyone will …

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental health condition marked by symptoms such as volatile moods and lack of a consistent or stable self-image. People struggling with the condition also frequently have additional tough mental health challenges. Treatment for borderline personality disorder typically includes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). A dialectical behavior therapy program uses …

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

As a strategy for transcendence rather than coping, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an intriguing option for many people struggling with mental health disorders. ACT believes people have the potential to live full and prosperous lives. This potential isn’t affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues they may …

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Is Adderall Addictive?

If you’re asking if Adderall is addictive, you may already be addicted. Yes, Adderall can be a beneficial medication when used correctly, helping people with ADHD stay focused and organized. However, when used recreationally or without a prescription, Adderall can be very dangerous. It can lead to serious health problems, including addiction and even death. …

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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction

What does painkiller addiction look like? Prescription painkiller addiction can happen to anyone. It often starts with legal, prescribed medications that are taken as directed. But over time, people develop a tolerance to the drugs, which leads to increased doses and more frequent use. Before you know it, you are addicted and struggling to quit. …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

People struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to forever pull the petals from flowers. Their black-and-white thinking can take them from “he loves me” to “he loves me not” almost as quickly as adolescent girls playing can pluck the blossoms clean. But this is no game for people struggling with BPD. Their feelings run …

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Integrated Treatment for Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder

Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center and Elements Behavioral Health find that complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not simply a subtype of borderline personality disorder (BPD). According to their recent findings, people affected by BPD often have diagnosable symptoms of complex PTSD. The latter is an unofficial but scientifically verified form of …

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Gender and Depression

Gender plays a significant role in how depression affects individuals. Depression doesn’t discriminate, but women are more likely to experience it than men. In fact, women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men. People in the LGBTQ IA+ community also experience depression at much higher rates. Many factors contribute to …

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