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Dependence Vs Addiction: What’s the Difference?

If you’re not sure of the difference between dependence vs. addiction, you’re not alone. A lot of people aren’t sure what the real difference is, but they know that both terms mean that there are problems that must addiction treatment must address. Whether you’ve become dependent on a substance or you’re addicted to it, getting …

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My Brother Has a Drinking Problem — How Can I Help Him?

If you’re spending time searching online for terms like “My brother has a drinking problem,” you’re not alone. Many people look for help for their loved ones who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse issues. However, there are ways to get help that can really change lives. At Promises Behavioral Health, we understand that getting the …

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What Are the Signs of a Drug and Alcohol Dependence?

If you have a loved one who may have a substance abuse problem, you might be wondering about the signs of a drug and alcohol dependence. That could also be true if you’re using drugs or drinking more than you used to, and you’re concerned about whether you’re becoming dependent and should seek help. At …

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How To Do an Intervention the Right Way

Anyone who’s considering an intervention for a loved one who’s struggling with substance abuse issues will want to know how to do an intervention the right way. By making sure you understand what you should and shouldn’t do during an intervention, you have the best chance of succeeding at what you’re trying to accomplish. For …

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Understanding How a 12 Step Recovery Program Can Help

You’ve probably heard a lot of 12 step programs. Some people like them and some people really want alternative options. At Promises Behavioral Health, we provide both types of treatment programs. As a result, you can choose the one that’s going to give you the highest and best level of help. It’s important to consider …

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What Are the Most Addictive Substances?

Many substances can cause addiction issues. For some substances, addiction happens more commonly or more rapidly. It’s important to know that the most addictive substances are so that you can avoid them. If you have to take them for a medical purpose, you want to be aware of the potential for addiction. If you find …

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What Can You do to Stop Relapse

During times of stress and uncertainty, it is understandable that we may want to turn to our old ways of coping to escape from the constant flood of coronavirus updates. Whether that escape is through substance use or coming back to an unhealthy mental health pattern, navigating this unpredictable and unprecedented time may seem impossible …

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Understanding the Description of Alcoholic Treatment

If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, understanding the type of treatment you’ll experience and how it will help you can be important. Before you go to a treatment facility, you probably want to know what it’s going to be like. That would make sense because it can help reduce the anxiety …

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