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How We Talk About Addiction Matters

Whether you are supporting someone who is in recovery or you’re urging someone with an addiction to seek help, what we know is that how we talk about addiction matters. Choosing our words with intention can mean the difference between our loved ones reaching out for the support they need or falling further into the …

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New Year Recovery Resolutions 2021

New Year Recovery Resolutions 2021

Often, as the New Year rolls around, the practice of creating recovery resolutions offers a time to think about what to leave behind as you seek change in the coming year or seek to reaffirm your recovery resolutions. This year it’s time for a reset. To honor the year we just had, let’s do things …

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Practicing Gratitude in Sobriety

  The human brain has a natural tendency to focus on negativity. It’s so second nature to us that there’s even a name for it, negativity bias. It can affect everything from our anxiety levels to our relationships. Negative thought patterns are not helpful or hopeful for anyone. Still, for someone in recovery, it may …

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Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment | Promises Behavioral Health

Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Many of us are unaware of how our thoughts impact how we feel and how we behave. Many people also do not know that we can cultivate more control over our minds and thoughts, which can support our health and well-being. When we allow our minds to run wild, it will, especially for those in …

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Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Are you a person that experienced childhood trauma and now struggle with addiction? Perhaps you feel that no one understands, so you use drugs to escape the past. Promises Behavioral Health offers treatment for your addiction and treatment to heal from your childhood trauma and addiction in the same caring, safe environment. Learn to understand the relationship …

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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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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Substance use disorder is an extremely complex medical condition. While many people see just the physical evidence of alcohol and drug use and abuse, there are many other components that are involved. One of these components is a mental illness, which might lead you to ask: do I need dual diagnosis treatment? At Promises Behavioral …

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Addiction-Related Trauma

The consequences of an active and unchecked addictive disorder can be far-reaching and devastatingly impactful as every aspect of an individual’s life becomes vulnerable to the effects of problematic substance use. Losses occur across the spectrum of daily life—in relationships, finances, physical health, mental and emotional stability, self-esteem, self-image, spirituality, motivation, and confidence. The possibility …

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Addiction Recovery in Rural America

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Photo by Shep McAllister on Unsplash   I had the opportunity to briefly speak with Nikki King to get an understanding of how Promises Behavioral Health can further help our rural communities and what her recommendations are on how to handle this newly added isolation.   Addiction is one of the most difficult struggles that …

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