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Dutch Courage: Why Alcohol Makes You Feel Invincible

“Dutch courage” is an old-fashioned term sometimes used to describe the feeling of invulnerability that some people get after consuming alcohol. While this feeling may provide a boost of confidence, it can also greatly increase your chances of taking part in reckless or dangerous activities that could harm your health or the health of others. …

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Detoxing From Alcohol Without Medication

If you develop an addiction to alcohol, you will need to go through a detoxification period before actively participating in substance treatment. People with moderate or severe drinking problems almost inevitably require some sort of medication during detox in order to cope with the discomforting and potentially dangerous symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. However, in some …

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Common Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics

Children of alcoholic parents live in a unique world. While most children enjoy comfortable routines, playtime, reliable meals and bonding time with their caregivers, children of alcoholic parents don’t have the same luxuries. A Harder Lot in Life According to research comparing children of alcoholics to children of non-alcoholics, children of alcoholic parents are at …

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Shame Resiliency: 8 Ways to Grow Beyond Secrecy, Silence and Self-Judgement

By Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C, Executive Director/Clinical Director at Promises Scottsdale Shame has been referred to as the “silent epidemic.” Although it’s something we all deal with, it’s still considered a taboo topic. Just the mention of the word “shame” can make us shy away and withdraw. But when we live in silence, …

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Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Art therapy is a holistic, mind- and heart-engaging practice with a proven track record of success in mental health treatment. Counselors with expertise in this form of therapy often recommend it for people struggling with anxiety disorders, and art therapy for anxiety has helped an impressive number of men, women, adolescents and children regain their …

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Physician Burnout: Tips for Achieving Better Work-Life Balance

By Matthew Goldenberg, D.O. Board Certified Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Associate Medical Director, Promises Professionals Treatment Program Why Physician Burnout? For most physicians working in clinical practice today, the hours are long and pressure and demands are high. Doctors must constantly balance maintaining strong connections to patients, their colleagues and the modern pace of the …

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Endorphins & Addiction: Using Natural Endorphins to Stay Sober

Euphoria — a feeling of intense happiness or excitement — is something all people crave, and on some level need from time to time. When a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are seeking that intense feeling of joy over and over again. Endorphins are the brain chemical that lead to euphoria. Addictive …

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Women and Shame: Replacing Self-Hatred With Self-Appreciation

By Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C, Executive Director/Clinical Director at Promises Scottsdale Millions of women suffer from shame related to our bodies and physical appearance. We harbor secrets about our perceived shortcomings and we’re triggered at every turn via magazines, movies, social media, family and dominant culture. Cultural ideals of beauty and femininity often …

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