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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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Symptoms of Cocaine Detox

Symptoms of cocaine detox can range from mild to severe, depending on many factors. Even with a thorough medical evaluation, it is impossible to predict which withdrawal symptoms a client will experience when they go through the stages of cocaine detox. The cocaine detox center at Promises Behavioral Health helps all of our clients stay …

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Complications in Diagnosing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental condition that produces a combination of mental obsessions and compulsive behaviors. Sometimes, mental health professionals have a fairly easy time diagnosing the condition’s presence in their patients.  However, certain factors can complicate an OCD diagnosis and create a much more complex picture for doctors. In some cases, affected individuals …

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Do I Need to Detox from Weed?

Marijuana may not be considered to be a dangerous drug by most people, but weed detox can be a distressing experience. A marijuana detox center provides the support people need while they are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. If you have developed an addiction to or dependence on marijuana, call Promises at 844.875.5609 to learn about our …

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Is Weed A Drug?

Don’t let the recent decriminalization and legalization in some states fool you; weed is still very much an addictive drug. Even casual recreational use can lead to addiction. If you are looking for a marijuana addiction treatment program, don’t hesitate to contact Promises Behavioral Health today at 844.875.5609 and talk to someone about your options. …

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The Science Behind Junk Food Addiction

It’s no accident that Americans are addicted to salty, crunchy chips and surgery soft drinks. Scientists and “crave experts” in the processed-food industry have worked for decades to make it so. Food addiction can become just as severe as substance addiction if not addressed. If you or a loved one are in need of help …

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Are E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Cocaine?

E-cigarettes are powered devices that deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol mist into the lungs. While proponents of these devices point to their potential for reducing the risks associated with consuming nicotine-containing cigarette smoke, critics point to a range of possible problems stemming from their use. In a report published in September 2014 in The New England …

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Is Medical Detox Safe?

Withdrawing from an addictive substance can be uncomfortable at its least severe and life-threatening at its most severe. Medical drug detox centers like the one at Promises Behavioral Health are designed to keep clients emotionally and physically healthy while providing support in the early stages of recovery. Contact Promises today at 844.875.5609 to learn more …

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