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Coping With Anxiety During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has induced mounting anxiety in millions of people across the United States. With stocks steadily dropping, small businesses closing their doors for good, and mounting fatalities each day, it’s no wonder emotions are running high. Historically, economic downturns have triggered growing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicides among those most impacted by…

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Side Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine, or meth, stimulates your central nervous system. Whether it’s called crystal meth, meth, ice, blue, or any other street term, methamphetamine has powerful effects on your brain and body. It can cause short-term and long-term side effects. Meth can cause physical dependence and addiction. If you want to stop using meth, a men’s and…

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Benzo Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are central nervous system (CNS) depressants commonly abused by some patients who are prescribed the drug. Others develop dependence from misusing the prescription for recreational purposes. Clients who choose Promises Behavioral Health have access to various addiction treatment programs to assist with benzo withdrawal, detox, and recovery. Treatment is done inpatient or outpatient…

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Treatment for Eating Disorders Part 1 – The Initial Steps

Eating disorders are some of the most frequently diagnosed mental health conditions.  Although many people associate them with adolescent and young adult females, they actually impact a much greater demographic.  Eating disorder therapists and treatment facilities see a wide range of individuals, including males of various ages and backgrounds, middle-aged women, athletes, and even children.…

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Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Your Child

When something just doesn’t seem right with your child, your first reaction is most likely to check to see if there’s something physically wrong. But once you’ve ruled out, or taken care of, any apparent physical reason for your child behaving markedly different, you may wonder if there’s a psychological cause. While there’s usually another…