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What Is a Non-Fatal Overdose?

What is a non-fatal overdose? It occurs when an individual takes too much of a drug or another addictive substance, causing them to experience dangerous physical and psychological effects. It is essential to understand what a non-fatal overdose is and why it is so dangerous to prevent one from happening. In many cases of non-fatal …

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New Years Resolution: Get Sober

New Year’s resolutions can be challenging, especially if your goal is to remain sober. Celebrations and holidays can often be full of temptations that make it hard to stay on track. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, however. Call 1.844.675.1022 to speak with someone from My 5 Palms about our addiction treatment programs and how you …

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Tips for a Sober Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday that celebrates love and joy. But, for many people in recovery from addiction, it can be challenging to find ways to celebrate without alcohol or drugs. If you’re in recovery and looking for tips on maintaining your sobriety during the holidays, call 1.844.675.1022 to speak with someone from My …

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Reasons Why Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is Dangerous

Alcohol addiction can impact your physical health as well as your mental well-being. One such potential risk of alcohol use disorder is alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition that can lead to heart failure. It can even develop in otherwise healthy people. If you drink heavily and have unexplained fatigue or shortness of breath that worsens over …

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Codependency and Depression

Do you find the moods of others dictate how you feel? Do you try to control others to control your happiness? If so, you may be struggling with codependency. Codependency is common when there is an addict in the family. Often, codependency occurs with types of mental illness, including anxiety and depression. If you’re struggling with codependency, …

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Values in Recovery

Many people struggling with the disease of addiction never get help. Unfortunately, these people either end up losing their lives or having their lifetime stolen by the disease, often spending their days confined in jail cells or institutions. With the help of Promises Five Palms mental health treatment program, 12-step programs, and other recovery tools …

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How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

Addiction can become a devastating problem for both the sufferer and their loved ones. If you think that you have a loved one with addiction, there are some things that you should do to help. However, you must also avoid keeping the person from pulling away from you.Finding a balance may feel difficult at times. …

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Life After Mental Health Rehab

Going to mental health rehab can be both challenging and deeply rewarding. When mental illness is at its worst, everyday life can seem overwhelming. Reality can be distorted, so sometimes people in treatment or family members have understandable fears about what post-rehab life will be like. However, with preparation and focus, there are ways for …

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What Are The Dangers Of Substance Abuse?

The physical dangers of substance abuse are well-known. There are other dangers of substance abuse that can be just as devastating to the person abusing and their family. In many cases, it is non-physical dangers that end up causing an even greater danger in the end. The dangers, in addition to physical ones, are financial, …

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