Articles

21 Bad Things That Can Happen When You’re Drunk

Posted on January 12th, 2017

When stripped to its essence and separated from its party aura, getting drunk is a pretty strange concept. Think of it: We ingest a substance that our body identifies as poison. As it circulates through our blood stream, our body begins working as hard as it can to get rid of it — through our breath, through our urine and by breaking it down in our liver. When it hits our brain, cognitive functions are slowed or scrambled bit by bit. Behavior, emotion, memory and coordination suffer. Yet many people can’t wait for the weekend to roll around so they can make it happen again.

Read More

Can Addicted Doctors Return to Practice?

Posted on January 11th, 2017

An addicted doctor is a scary idea. If you know firsthand what addiction is like, you know that an addict puts his substance of choice first, ahead of everything else. The need to get high, to eliminate withdrawal and to just feel better again is overwhelming. When a doctor puts those needs first, naturally his patients suffer. The good news is that there are specialized programs designed to help physicians overcome addictions. But many people might wonder if a doctor in recovery should be trusted to practice again.

Read More

What Are the Signs Of Bulimia In Teenagers?

Posted on January 10th, 2017

Although signs of bulimia and other eating disorders often develop during adolescence, they can be hard to detect because young people are also going through various physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. Teenagers may modify their eating habits due to changes in growth and energy needs, participation in sports and requirements to “get into shape or “make weight,” as well as social pressures to experiment with dieting.

Read More

The Benefits of Rehab in a Big City

Posted on January 10th, 2017

If you are comparing rehab centers in Los Angeles to those in smaller, more rural areas, keep in mind that there are some important benefits of rehab in a big city. There are many things to consider when looking for the right addiction treatment for you or a loved one, and it’s hard to find a rehab facility that is more top-notch than what is offered in a big city like Los Angeles.

Read More

6 Tricks for Developing Resilience in Addiction Recovery

Posted on January 9th, 2017

A recovering addict faces the same ups and downs in life as anyone else, but with the added pressure of knowing how important it is to handle the “downs” without turning to drugs or alcohol.

Recovering addicts need to develop rock-solid resilience in order to forge ahead and never look for solace in drugs or alcohol ever again. Without resilience, the possibility of relapse becomes ever more ominous.

Read More

Turning Points/Rock Bottoms That Led Celebrities Into Recovery

Posted on January 9th, 2017

One of the hallmarks of addiction is a persistent denial about one’s own condition. Many of us rationalized our behavior in order to feel better about how much we were drinking or using. “It’s only until I’m through this rough patch,” we might say. Or, “Everyone drinks/uses like this during the holidays.” If we’re lucky, this denial doesn’t last forever. Sometimes an incident that seems like it will ruin our life is actually what saves it. Other times, we just wake up and realize that we can’t continue to live the way that we’ve been living. However it happens, these turning points can lead to incredible transformations. Here are four celebrities who took different paths to recovery but managed to get there all the same.

Read More

Get the Real Facts About Teen Drug Abuse

Posted on January 7th, 2017

Whether you have a teenaged son or daughter, you are a teacher of high school-aged youngsters or you are simply a concerned adult member of society, you should be aware of the problem of teens and drugs. Teen drug abuse facts are troubling and disturbing, especially if you never considered the issue before, but it is important to know about them. Only when you understand the facts can you work toward change. As a parent, you can help educate and influence your teen to make good choices. You can do the same as a teacher, and any adult can participate in prevention and education campaigns to help spare young lives from a grim future with drugs.

Read More

Contact Promises Today for a Confidential Assessment.
Call 844-876-5568 or fill out the form below.