Becky R. believes in miracles.
How else can she explain the change in her life from two years ago when she heard a judge say these words after her arrest for selling ecstasy to an undercover agent: “You will spend a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 45 in the Illinois Department of Corrections.”Continue Reading Imprisoned by Addiction, Freed by Recovery
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., impacting at least 40 million adults aged 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Depression affects 16.1 million U.S. adults aged 18 or older, or about 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Out of every five people you meet, one of them is likely to be suffering from anxiety or depression, or both, since nearly 50% of people diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder.
What do these statistics mean? Many of the people struggling with these disorders — which can affect their ability to work and function in their daily lives — are parents. So how do anxiety and depression affect parenting abilities, families and children?Continue Reading Treating the Anxious or Depressed Parent and the Affected Family
There’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Solitude can be soothing and gratifying, whereas feeling lonely, whether you’re by yourself or with other people, can be painful and distressing. That’s because loneliness is a state of mind more than a matter of circumstances; it’s a feeling of being isolated or alone or disconnected from others, even when you’re with them.Continue Reading The Harmful Health Effects of Loneliness
I am truly grateful for my stay at Promises. I've been to a few programs in the past and was shocked at the level of compassionate care I received from all levels of staff. Before entering Promises I was in a terrifying space, I saw no light for myself at the end of the tunnel. After a few weeks, I don't carry the same negative outlook on my future I had coming in. I am thankful for the commitment the treatment team made to me to put me in the best possible place to recover.
- Mark G
Promises was an amazing treatment center that has changed my outlook on sobriety. I have been through many treatments before and Promises has been the only one to help recovery stick. I reccomend this 30 day inpatient program to all who even slightly think they may have an addiciton problem, because if it this place was able to help and change the mess that I was, I know it can do the same for many others.