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Stages of Addiction Recovery

In 2018, over 21 million Americans needed treatment because of their substance use disorder, whether to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, the healing process takes time. Addiction is complex. It involves both physical and psychological elements. Because of this, the stages of addiction recovery will be different for every person. Yet…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

For many people who deal with substance abuse, mental health issues also play a role. People who deal with trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns may be more susceptible to addiction than people who do not deal with these concerns. If you have mental health issues and are struggling with substance use, you…

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Alcohol and Depression

Many people find that alcohol and depression are a tough combination to beat. The way that alcohol affects the mind can be especially pronounced in people who struggle with clinical depression. If you are struggling with the use of alcohol and depression, you’re not alone. At Promises Five Palms, our counselors understand how easy it…