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Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment | Promises Behavioral Health

Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Many of us are unaware of how our thoughts impact how we feel and how we behave. Many people also do not know that we can cultivate more control over our minds and thoughts, which can support our health and well-being. When we allow our minds to run wild, it will, especially for those in …

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Sleep Problems in Children May Lead to Substance Abuse Issues Later On

Today, we know how important it is to get adequate rest. Unfortunately, not everyone has the chance to get it. Even more unfortunate is the fact that your past actions concerning sleep can affect your habits today. In fact, new research has recently linked childhood sleep problems and substance abuse. However, there is hope. With …

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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT …

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What to Expect During a Substance Abuse Evaluation

A substance abuse evaluation is the first step to getting treatment. Some people seek treatment on their own or at the urging of family and friends. Others experience legal trouble and are ordered to undergo an evaluation as a result. Regardless of the reason for the evaluation, the process will remain the same. Substance abuse …

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Substance Abuse Preventions You Need To Know About

Substance abuse has reached critical levels in the United States. People from all walks of life — young and old, educated and still in school — have been affected. In spite of the fact that this epidemic reaches across every barrier, there are still substance abuse preventions that are effective. Knowing and implementing these can make …

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You Need Rehab for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

There are several myths that some individuals with an alcohol abuse disorder or a substance use disorder believe about their addiction. There are other myths that people sometimes believe about individuals that engage in alcohol abuse or substance abuse due to addiction to other drugs. Do you believe that you do not need treatment? Does …

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Teach Your Children About Substance Use

“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song famously advises. Children are impressionable, like tofu that absorbs the flavor of whatever it’s immersed in. But sadly, many children are immersed in unsavory environments. It’s time to learn how to teach your children about substance use. Influence of Parental Attitudes Some parents say …

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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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