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3 Benefits of Seeking Couples Counseling for Your Relationship

There’s no wrong time to consider couples counseling. Some couples seek out a couples counseling program when they’re on the brink of divorce. In contrast, others do so simply because they’re dissatisfied with the level of connection in their relationship. One thing is true about all relationships – they can always get better.  Couples counseling …

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Do Anti-Alcohol Drugs Work?

In the fight against alcoholism, anti-alcohol drugs can be a powerful tool. Like Prozac was to depression 30 years ago, anti-alcohol drugs are changing the way mental health and medical professionals are treating alcohol addiction. As researchers dive deeper into understanding how these drugs work, evidence shows that each drug is best suited for specific …

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The Connection Between 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 a loss occurs, anger as a stage of grieving is …

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What’s the Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2?

What’s the difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2? These two conditions are closely related but have crucial differences between them. About 3.9% of the population has bipolar disorder over the course of their life. If you’re concerned about a loved one with bipolar disorder or want to learn more about treatment options, finding out …

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The Connection Between Grief and Addiction

Grief is a crippling emotion that can impact a person’s quality of life in many ways. Attempting to live with unresolved grief can bring many unwanted effects, including drug or alcohol addiction. A grief therapy program helps restore healing and wholeness, offering a path forward when substance use becomes a means of coping with loss.  …

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Anxiety Statistics on College Campuses

In recent years, anxiety has replaced depression as the No. 1 mental health concern for college students. Anxiety statistics tell a tale of anxiety symptoms running rampant on campus, as students must deal with academic pressures and life challenges that are stretching them to the breaking point. If your child is currently in college or …

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Myths About Drugs

It’s likely that not everything you’ve heard about addiction is true. In fact, many of these myths only serve to perpetuate stigma and prevent people from getting help and care when they need it. Understanding the realities of addiction will help us build empathy and compassion for those who are struggling with substance abuse and …

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The Arguments Behind Lowering or Raising the Legal Drinking Age

Debates over the age of legal drinking in the U.S. are a common occurrence, especially at times of the year when it comes into the spotlight, like during spring break and around graduation. Many people think our Puritanical ways are responsible for a higher drinking age than in European countries, leading to more rebellious behavior. …

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Mending Relationships in a Family Therapy Program

If your family has been impacted by addiction, you may be struggling to work through painful issues and reconnect. A family therapy program can help every family member resolve the problems that create conflict and feel as though you’re all on the same team again.  Each family is unique, and there are many approaches to …

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Stages of Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax is a commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medication. It is used to help individuals who are experiencing panic attacks, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, Xanax and other benzodiazepines come with a risk of dependence. Without medical support, the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal can be physically painful and psychologically unsafe. Call Promises Behavioral Health …

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