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functional alcoholic

Am I a Functional Alcoholic?

An alcoholic is a person who suffers from an addiction to alcohol and who is prone to alcohol abuse. But what about a functional alcoholic? It’s a term that some may be familiar with as the functioning alcoholic is an archetype that has permeated all forms of media, whether it be movies, tv, or even …

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illegal substances

What Are Illegal Substances?

What are illegal substances? Well, in short, they’re drugs. But here’s the thing. All illegal substances are drugs, but not all drugs are illegal substances. One might think that a drug becomes illegal when used outside medical contexts. Unfortunately, this incites further confusion as all medicines are considered drugs, but not all drugs are considered …

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Trauma issues

Can Trauma Issues Affect Your Body?

We usually consider mental and behavioral effects when we think about psychological trauma and its impacts. But ideally, trauma-informed treatment addresses all how trauma can affect us, including effects on our health. If you or someone you care about is living with trauma, read on to learn how trauma issues can affect your body. We’ll …

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What to Bring to Men’s Addiction Treatment

Enrolling in men’s addiction treatment is a massive step in the right direction. Now you need to know what to bring to rehab to get the most out of your experience. While you do not need many supplies to get started, there are a few items that will make your stay much more comfortable.At Promises …

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What to Bring to Women’s Addiction Treatment

What can I bring to rehab? Going to rehab can be overwhelming, especially for women who may not have done it before. If you are a woman needing help with addiction, you might be wondering what kind of things you should bring to a women’s addiction treatment center. Knowing what you can and cannot bring …

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3 Benefits of an Alumni Program

Alumni programs are an excellent way for people to keep their recovery on track and build lasting relationships with others in recovery. These after-rehab programs have been around for some time but are still crucial to many drug and alcohol recovery programs. To enjoy the benefits of alumni programs for recovery, look for treatment centers …

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What Are the Benefits of PHP?

A partial hospitalization program (PHPs) is an integral part of the mental health and addiction treatment continuum. PHPs can provide you with intensive therapy and other supportive services during a time when you may not be able to attend inpatient treatment. They can also help bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient programs. At Promises Brazos …

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3 Signs You Need Help with Addiction

Addiction affects millions of Americans, and it can lead to severe consequences without proper treatment. The signs of addiction are not always obvious, and people who struggle with substance abuse do not seek treatment until they are in crisis. Knowing when you need addiction treatment for yourself can help you address the problem before it …

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How to Help a Loved One with Addiction

Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, but when it happens to a loved one, it can be devastating. When dealing with addiction in your family, you need to know how best to help them and take care of yourself. Finding addiction treatment for a loved one is crucial so you do not feel …

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How Does Virtual IOP Work?

When you are struggling with addiction or a mental health disorder, you need proper treatment. However, keeping up with your sessions can be difficult, especially if the treatment facility is far away or you do not have reliable transportation. It can also be challenging to attend treatment sessions if you work a full-time job or …

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