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Addiction and Physical Health

COVID-19, the virus that quickly spread across the globe and reached pandemic status, is especially hard on those who have underlying health issues. As someone who is in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, what does that mean for you? Addiction and your physical health are the two most important areas of your life right …

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How to Help an Addict Get Help

Nearly half of all Americans have a family member or close friend struggling with a substance abuse disorder, addiction, or alcoholism. So if you’re wondering how to help an addict, you’re far from alone. Addiction is a disease that impacts not just the person with a substance abuse problem, but also their friends, family members, …

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Dependence Vs Addiction: What’s the Difference?

If you’re not sure of the difference between dependence vs. addiction, you’re not alone. A lot of people aren’t sure what the real difference is, but they know that both terms mean that there are problems that must addiction treatment must address. Whether you’ve become dependent on a substance or you’re addicted to it, getting …

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My Brother Has a Drinking Problem — How Can I Help Him?

If you’re spending time searching online for terms like “My brother has a drinking problem,” you’re not alone. Many people look for help for their loved ones who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse issues. However, there are ways to get help that can really change lives. At Promises Behavioral Health, we understand that getting the …

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What Are the Signs of a Drug and Alcohol Dependence?

If you have a loved one who may have a substance abuse problem, you might be wondering about the signs of a drug and alcohol dependence. That could also be true if you’re using drugs or drinking more than you used to, and you’re concerned about whether you’re becoming dependent and should seek help. At …

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How To Do an Intervention the Right Way

Anyone who’s considering an intervention for a loved one who’s struggling with substance abuse issues will want to know how to do an intervention the right way. By making sure you understand what you should and shouldn’t do during an intervention, you have the best chance of succeeding at what you’re trying to accomplish. For …

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