How to Stop Drug Abuse

Are you or someone you love addicted to drugs or alcohol? If so, you may be wondering how to stop drug abuse. Think you can stop on your own? You may need a reality check. Once you become addicted, your brain gets used to drugs and alcohol and changes its functioning. At Promises Behavioral Health,…

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

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Relapse Prevention Plan – Keys to Recovery Success

Getting clean and sober from drug and alcohol addiction is a difficult process, but there is life after addiction. Relapse into drug use is a tragedy that can be typically avoided, but living after addiction takes work every day and dedication to sobriety. However, conviction alone is often not enough. The good news is that…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Substance abuse often brings about the worst parts of someone’s personality. What many people struggling with drugs and alcohol may not know is that an underlying mental disorder may contribute to their problems. Trying to battle the simultaneous effects of mental health and drug addiction may feel like a losing prospect. However, there is hope…

Trauma and PTSD Treatment

Traumatic events and experiences can happen to anyone at any time. They come in many forms that are typically characterized by an intense, overwhelming reaction to an event or chronic experience. For instance, traumatic events include actions such as sexual assault, physical abuse, bullying, neglect, combat, crimes, deaths, and other violent events. But chronic experiences,…

Do I Have Co-Occurring Disorders?

Do I have co-occurring disorders? It’s possible. More than 9 million people in America do, according to 2018 numbers. Co-occurring disorders happen when you suffer from two medical conditions, such as substance use disorder and depression, simultaneously. The proper term for this condition is a dual diagnosis, and help is readily available. Do I have Co-Occurring…