Veterans With PTSD 'Moral Injury' Often Use Alcohol as Therapy

Veterans With PTSD ‘Moral Injury’ Often Use Alcohol as Therapy

Posted on July 12th, 2013

From flashbacks to feeling numb, the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make it hard – or virtually impossible – for a veteran to live a full and healthy life. This troubling mental health condition impacts everything in a person’s life – from being able to hold down a job to keeping a marriage intact. The situation becomes even more serious when that veteran struggles with alcoholism. If a veteran in your life is battling both PTSD and alcoholism, it’s critical to learn more so you can determine the best way to help him or her. 

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Promises Treatment Centers Finds Addiction Interventions Particularly Powerful Over the Holidays

Posted on November 30th, 2011

Holiday music and films instill visions of what the holidays should be, but they aren’t the reality for the millions of families affected by addiction. As holiday celebrations approach, families are left with a series of less-than-ideal ways to approach the addict in their lives. Do they ban the addict from the holiday festivities? Should they allow the addict to ruin another get-together?

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Promises Addiction Treatment Centers Expands Holistic & Integrative Therapies Program

Posted on November 8th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2011 – Two years ago, Promises Treatment Centers was among the first to introduce a comprehensive holistic addiction treatment program to its clients. What began as a pain management unit for opiate withdrawal quickly expanded to include tuina, cupping and other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques to address all forms of emotional and physical pain during detox and early recovery.

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Promises Addiction Treatment Center in Malibu Expands Executive Rehab Program

Posted on November 3rd, 2011

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 – Promises Malibu’s renowned executive rehab program, which serves some of the nation’s top business leaders, is under the newly appointed leadership of Greg Skipper, MD. In his role as Director of Professional Health Services, Dr. Skipper will draw on his three decades of experience in a leadership role helping to shape physician health programs to enhance executive treatment at Promises.

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The Promises Foundation Presents Distinguished Service Award to Renowned Interventionist

Posted on September 13th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2011 – Roger Canevari, renowned interventionist and owner of Recovery Found, has been selected as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Promises Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit public charity that has been committed to supporting substance abuse prevention and providing behavioral health services to low-income women and their families since 1999.

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Elements Alerts Parents about Rise in “Study Drug” Abuse and How to Recognize Withdrawal Symptoms from ADHD Medications when College Students Return Home

Posted on June 19th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 – Elements Behavioral Health warns parents that more and more college students are abusing study drugs and provides information on how to recognize withdrawal symptoms and signs of addiction when their children return home for the summer. Many college students are exposed to illicit drug use and to prescription drug abuse while they are away at school, which can lead to risky behavior, injury, disease, addiction, and even death.

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Promises Treatment Centers Releases Free iPromises Recovery Companion for iPhone

Posted on June 8th, 2010

Update: Inc. Magazine article on iPromises Recovery Companion; Read  “An App for Postrehab Living”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2010 – Promises Treatment Centers released a new iPhone app this week, the iPromises Recovery Companion. The app is offered for free in the iTunes store. The iPromises Recovery Companion offers a powerful tool to help build one of the most important elements of addiction recovery: a community of like-minded peers who understand the joys and challenges of recovery. iPromises allows you to easily contact your sponsor and friends in recovery, keep a calendar of meetings and service, get a daily positive message, and track your accomplishments, challenges, moods, and triggers.

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Promises’ Dr. David Sack Talks about Revamping Addiction Treatment

Posted on May 19th, 2010

Lindsay Lohan is back in the news after she failed to report to a mandatory court hearing in Los Angeles, which resulted in a warrant for her arrest. Judge Marsha Revel of Los Angeles County Superior Court also revoked Lohan’s probation, which she was given after two arrested in 2007 on drunk-driving charges. The judge stipulated that if she makes bail, she will be prohibited from drinking alcohol, required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, and undergo weekly drug testing.

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