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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

It’s estimated that nearly 15 million Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism or, as it is now termed, alcohol use disorder affects so many people outside of the individual, many wonder if they are at risk of developing it. Because alcohol use disorder has a genetic component, it’s not inappropriate to ask, ‘Is alcoholism …

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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 Psychotherapy?

When an individual struggles with substance use disorder, they need a variety of treatment to help them overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Therapy is one of the ways treatment facilities like Promises Five Palms help individuals heal. However, you may wonder just what is psychotherapy? Many people have misconceptions about therapy. It prevents …

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Common Relapse Triggers

Once through recovery, many individuals find they need to stay vigilant to ensure their sobriety. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, even after treatment, one has to have a plan to prevent relapse. However, it’s important to remember relapse doesn’t mean failure. Rather, like many diseases, relapse is something to be managed. Prevention is possible. …

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Benefits of A Family Program

In both mental health and drug/ alcohol treatment, specialists talk about the benefits of a family program. Addiction is rarely a disease that only affects one person. Family members may even play a role in the continuation of addiction. At Promises Five Palms, it’s important to us to involve family in mental health and substance abuse …

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Whether you’re struggling through a harsh hangover or wondering whether you embarrassed yourself last night, many people wonder, “Am I an alcoholic?” after a night of drinking. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other mental health issues, you may be more likely to become dependent on alcohol than someone who does not deal with …

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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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Stress Management Techniques

From time to time, life gets overwhelming. Personal issues, work issues, and mental health problems sometimes seem to converge in a way that makes coping hard. If you’re struggling with stress management, you’re not alone. Many people turn to unhealthy ways of dealing with stress. To get through stress in a positive, productive way, you …

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Fun Sober Activities

If you’ve recently decided to get sober, it may feel like a struggle to come up with fun, sober activities! In time, sober activities will become normal, and it will be second nature to exclude substance and alcohol use from recreational activities. While you’re making the transition from your old lifestyle to sobriety, it can …

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