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How Does AA Help

The reason binge drinking is dangerous is because alcohol is highly addictive, with 15 million Americans meeting the criteria for an alcohol misuse disorder annually. AA, a peer-led support group, is one of the most common support systems used by those in recovery. But how does AA help you maintain sobriety? Alcohol is one of …

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Understanding How a 12 Step Recovery Program Can Help

You’ve probably heard a lot of 12 step programs. Some people like them and some people really want alternative options. At Promises Behavioral Health, we provide both types of treatment programs. As a result, you can choose the one that’s going to give you the highest and best level of help. It’s important to consider …

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What Are the Most Addictive Substances?

Many substances can cause addiction issues. For some substances, addiction happens more commonly or more rapidly. It’s important to know that the most addictive substances are so that you can avoid them. If you have to take them for a medical purpose, you want to be aware of the potential for addiction. If you find …

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Types of Addiction

1 out of every 7 Americans develops a substance abuse disorder in their lifetime and nearly half of Americans have a close friend or loved one with an addiction. Addiction is a progressive and chronic disease that can impact anyone, regardless of age, race, or background. Drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications all have the potential …

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What Can You do to Stop Relapse

During times of stress and uncertainty, it is understandable that we may want to turn to our old ways of coping to escape from the constant flood of coronavirus updates. Whether that escape is through substance use or coming back to an unhealthy mental health pattern, navigating this unpredictable and unprecedented time may seem impossible …

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Understanding the Description of Alcoholic Treatment

If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, understanding the type of treatment you’ll experience and how it will help you can be important. Before you go to a treatment facility, you probably want to know what it’s going to be like. That would make sense because it can help reduce the anxiety …

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

As addiction progresses, your substance of choice becomes the biggest priority in your life, which can cause you to neglect your responsibilities and stop pursuing your goals. The major changes to your brain chemistry can also impair your judgment and change your mood. During treatment, motivational interviewing and addiction therapy can help you learn the …

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What Are the Features of a Good Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center?

If you’re facing an addiction to alcohol and looking for a facility where you can get help, you want one you can trust. That means you need to understand the features of a good alcohol addiction treatment center, so you can get the kind of quality help you deserve. These features might seem like they …

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