It is estimated that 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol use the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States. More than 17 million people aged 18 and older in the U.S. have alcohol dependence or an alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Vivitrol is a relatively recent drug that is commonly used for the treatment of alcohol dependence or to prevent relapse in patients struggling with opioid dependence. It can help users break free from dependence by blocking the intense high that often accompanies opioids, resulting in the user experiencing only negative effects from the substance. It…Details
When it comes to finding an effective paranoid schizophrenia treatment, it’s important to recognize that every patient is unique and will respond differently to each treatment option. However, there are certain treatments that have been proven effective at treating schizophrenia. In particular, medications such as risperidone and olanzapine have each been shown to be an…Details
Holidays. Some people love them. Some people don’t. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by commitments or stressed beyond your ability to cope, take a break and find some inspiration to lighten up your day. Here are 20 quotes that are like cookies for the soul ― calorie-free, of course.
Being in recovery is a challenge, especially around the holidays. But there are plenty of coping strategies to include in your game plan for holiday joy. Rewarding yourself for your hard work in getting and staying sober is one of the most fun holiday sobriety strategies.
Our world seems to be spinning out of control from traumatic events. With Category 5 hurricanes, earthquakes, brush fires and another mass shooting on American soil, many people are finding themselves in the midst of unexpected calamities and natural disasters. If they are not personally affected, they may have loved ones who are.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, has been found by researchers to be more common in male inmates than in the general population. Using data collected from a survey, the researchers found that being incarcerated nearly doubles the risk that a man will suffer from this devastating condition. Few studies have looked into this issue, but…Details
When I was a little girl my father treated me like a princess. He brought me dolls and built me a big toy chest to display them. We watched favorite TV shows and he always sat with his arm around me protectively. He’d take me to fancy restaurants for daddy-daughter lunches. He’d soothe me when…Details
Promises Treatment Centers® and The Promises Foundation Honor Recovery Month With 12th Annual Polo in the Palisades Event
For the 12th year, The Promises Foundation presents its annual Polo in the Palisades charity polo match. The event benefits Miriam’s House, a transitional recovery home for low-income women and their children. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2017 — The Promises Foundation is privileged to honor the work of Michelle Heymann, Options for Recovery…Details
We all need someone to lean on, especially when we’re in crisis. In a poll conducted by Promises Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment centers, people in recovery were asked: “Who loved you enough to help you recover from addiction, and what did they do to help?”