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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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Depression Plays a Role in Ability to Overcome Addiction

Can depression play a part in a person’s ability to overcome an addiction? According to this recent Science Daily release, it definitely can. A new study suggests that while depressed smokers want to quit the habit just as much as smokers without a depression problem, depression can actually affect the success the individual can experience …

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Alcoholism: Its Ties to Domestic Violence and the Disruption of Families

Sue and Tom* were married less than a year before Tom’s alcoholism began to hurt their marriage. Tom was eight years older than Sue, a graduate student at a prestigious university; she was an at-home mom for their first child, but would shortly start graduate school herself. The drinking problem was insidious at first. Tom’s …

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The Damaging Effects of Shame

Let’s talk about shame. Shame is the painful feeling of humiliation or distress that follows us after a perceived act of embarrassment or injury of pride. Shame has a tendency to follow us throughout our lives as we remember those negative moments where we felt the grasp of crippling humiliation, even years after the event …

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Childhood Stress Contributes to Depression

When most people think about stress, they usually think of it in adult terms. Stress from work, relationships, and home may all come into play in the lives of adults. However, there is another side to this problem that many people may not take into consideration: the stress of children. Today, children undergo massive amounts …

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Hypomania and Alcohol Use

Individuals with clinically significant mood disorders such as Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder have long been considered to be at risk for alcohol abuse and dependence. Mood fluctuations such as those found in Bipolar Disorder are tied to substance use in multiple ways. Some with these conditions report substance use to self-medicate negative symptoms. The …

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