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Alcoholism

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Decision-Making Affected by Binge Drinking

In society today, many teens believe alcohol use is a normal part of life. In most movies that prominently feature adolescents and teens, there is a scene where teens drink excessively. As a result, teens think that using alcohol is cool, and isn’t that big of a deal. Unfortunately, binge drinking and decision making are …

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Gender Plays a Role in Perception of Depression

Whether you’re a man or a woman, when depression strikes, you may feel lost and confused. Sadly, there is a disconnect between gender and depression perception. In other words, people don’t see depression in women and depression in men the same way. As a result, it may be more difficult for you to get the …

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Personality Plays into Likelihood for Alcohol Dependence

You may have heard the term “addictive personality” before. You’ve wondered how personality and alcohol dependence are related. However, there has never been a clear answer. At Promises Behavioral Health, we want to ensure that you understand how these two concepts interact in your life. However, we also want to make it clear that there …

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What are the Causes of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcoholism is not something that a person can just stop on their own. This myth is common among those with limited knowledge about alcoholism and what are the causes of alcohol abuse. Research shows that there are several factors that potentially play a role in excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse. The Promises Behavioral Health …

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Living With an Alcoholic: Getting Help is Important

If you’re living with an alcoholic, it can be stressful. People who are addicted to alcohol or other substances can sometimes be unpredictable. They may engage in other behaviors you don’t agree with, spend money needlessly, or take advantage of others. In some cases, it can be hard to get them help because they aren’t …

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Alcohol and Ibuprofen Can be a Dangerous Mix

For many people, drinking in moderation and using over-the-counter pain medication is just a normal part of life. When done responsibly, there isn’t necessarily an issue with either one of these behaviors. But the problem comes in when alcohol and ibuprofen are used in larger quantities and used together. At that point, they can start …

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Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness in the Military

A 2007 CBS News story recounted the life of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Daniel Shannon, who had been injured in combat and subsequently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Shannon was prone to violent outbursts, where he would find himself destroying furniture in fits of rage. Sadly, stories like his are common; as the wars …

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