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5 Questions About Alcohol Detox Answered

It’s the first step for those ready to end problem drinking — cleansing the body of alcohol through detox. But what does detoxification really mean? Here’s a look at the process through five commonly asked questions about alcohol detox.  Can’t I Just Go Cold Turkey Rather Than Going Through Alcohol Detox? It’s admirable to want …

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Depression Treatment Beyond Drugs: 10 Things It Can’t Hurt to Try

Tell your doctor you’re depressed and it’s a sure bet you’ll walk out of the office with a prescription for an antidepressant. For some, such medication works miracles, making it possible to again live life to the fullest. Others aren’t so lucky, finding the drugs do little or nothing to help their low mood. Additionally, …

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Is Trauma Behind Your Alcohol or Drug Use?

For those struggling with trauma, substances such as drugs and alcohol can seem to offer a way to cope with emotional pain. It’s a false promise, of course. The numbing effects of the drink or the drug will eventually wear off, and the pain will return in force. And with it often comes a new …

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Treatment for Depression

For many people, admitting that they have depression can be difficult. Some regard it as a sign of weakness, while others think they should be able to simply “pull themselves up by the bootstraps”. Acknowledging this treatable psychiatric disorder is the first step towards getting better. The second step is getting treatment. Traditionally, there are …

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10 Signs Your Child May Have a Drug Problem

When your kids go back to school after the summer break, you want to prepare them in every way possible. Fall clothes? Check. School supplies? Check. But if your child is starting to use drugs or alcohol, all of your hopes for a successful school year could be crushed before classes even begin. If you’ve …

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Do Young-Adult Prescription Opioid Abusers Understand Their Risks?

In the U.S., significant numbers of young adults are involved in the abuse of a prescription opioid medication. An increase in this form of drug abuse largely helps explain the current increase in the frequency of opioid overdoses. In a study published in July 2014 in the International Journal of Drug Policy, a team of American …

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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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