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Depression and Anxiety: The Link to Substance Abuse

Depression and anxiety are two mental health disorders that commonly occur alongside a substance use disorder. Having both can turn into a vicious cycle as one disorder can make the other worse. However, addiction, anxiety, and depression can be treated at a dual diagnosis treatment center in Long Beach, CA, or another city. Dual diagnosis …

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Mental Illness Statistics – Are You Battling Co-Occurring Disorders?

Are you struggling with mental illness? You may not know it. Mental illness statistics, like those discussed here, clearly show that many people have a need for a bit of help and comprehensive treatment. Getting it can change your life. And, if you are one of the many people using drugs or alcohol to manage …

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You Can Break the Cycle of Psychological Dependence

Getting the right kind of treatment for addiction issues is very important. You might not be sure just how to get that help, but we want to be the facility you turn to. At Promises Behavioral Health, we can give you the tools you need to break the cycle of a psychological dependence on drugs …

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Physical Dependence Is Not The Same As Addiction

Sometimes you will hear someone use the words “dependence” and “addiction” interchangeably. Is it possible to be physically dependent on drugs or alcohol and not be addicted? Yes, it is. Some drugs, particularly opioids, develop physical dependency in a short period of time requiring a professional opioid addiction treatment to recover successfully. According to the National …

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Signs of Addiction

As with many other mental and physical health conditions, early diagnosis and treatment of an addiction issue increase the chances of success. Yet catching addiction while it’s in the early stages of development requires you to know what behaviors indicate these issues. Not every person struggling with deadlines or canceling social events is dealing with …

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