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How Long Does Opiate Withdrawal Last?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 18, 2023 Updated: October 12, 2023 If you or a loved one is struggling with opiate addiction, it’s important to understand the opiate withdrawal timeframe. Withdrawal can be a highly unpleasant experience, but it’s a necessary step in the drug addiction treatment process. Learning more about the opiate withdrawal timeframe, symptoms, and how to get professional help may prove vital to recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with opiate addiction, please contact BrightView today. Our expert team can…

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What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms for Hydrocodone?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 15, 2023 Updated: August 14, 2023 Hydrocodone, a commonly prescribed painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain, derives from the poppy plant. While it effectively treats pain, it is also a highly addictive substance. Many people who use hydrocodone for extended periods develop a dependence on it, causing withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking it. Withdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone can be uncomfortable and dangerous, so it is important to understand the process. What are hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms? They can be…

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Inclusive Language: How Our Words Can Fight Stigma

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 13, 2023 Updated: September 13, 2023 Changing the Conversation Requires Us to Change How We Discuss Addiction Treatment & Recovery Eliminating the stigma of addiction is difficult, in part, because of how embedded it is within aspects of our culture. As a result, despite even the best intentions, our own words can indirectly reinforce certain stereotypes and negative connotations. Using non-stigmatizing language improves communication with people in recovery and helps raise awareness of the need for simple, easy-to-understand terms that don’t…

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OUTPATIENT, INPATIENT, & VIRTUAL: Which Addiction Treatment Program Is Right For Me?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 12, 2023 Updated: February 21, 2024 There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to your recovery   Choosing a type of addiction treatment for you or a loved one can be overwhelming. Even though the foundations of successful recovery from drug or alcohol use disorders are well-researched, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to an addiction treatment program. The most common types of treatment programs are outpatient, inpatient, and virtual. There are also detox programs, partial…

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What Happens in Virtual Group Therapy?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 12, 2023 Updated: September 18, 2023 Telehealth and virtual therapy options are more popular than ever, increasing access to care. Since many people struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders, virtual options can promote recovery. If you experience psychological concerns or addiction, you don’t have to endure them alone. One of the resources you may find helpful is virtual group therapy. If you need a recovery or support group in Ohio, turn to BrightView. Our online group therapy program…

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Top 3 Signs You’re In Danger of a Relapse

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 11, 2023 Updated: February 21, 2024 You Can Prevent a Return to Substance or Alcohol Use Protecting yourself from a return to substance or alcohol use is one of the first things a patient learns in treatment. This is because it is an all-too-common symptom of the disease known as addiction. Research shows up to 60 percent of people in treatment will relapse. However, understanding the key factors that can cause a return to substance or alcohol use can help you…

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Is Methadone the Best Option to Treat Opioid Addiction?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Mikaela Taylor, LMHC Mikaela Taylor, LMHC Mikaela Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and is the State Behavioral Health Director. Mikaela has grown with BrightView and… read more Published: September 11, 2023 Updated: September 18, 2023 Prescription and illicit opioids are highly addictive and extremely difficult to stop using due to the potential severity of withdrawal symptoms. If you are working to overcome a dependence on opioids, you may have experienced discomfort when you do not have access to the…

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Unresolved Trauma: How Do You Cope With The Aftermath?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 8, 2023 Updated: February 9, 2024 Traumatic experiences can leave deep scars that last a lifetime. Unresolved trauma can lead to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, many people turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the aftermath of trauma. Fortunately, thanks to addiction therapy programs, those struggling with PTSD and addiction can find a path to recovery. At BrightView, our trained and compassionate professionals recognize the importance of treating the underlying causes of addiction. Our individualized treatment…

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What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms for Oxycodone?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 8, 2023 Updated: October 12, 2023 Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller often prescribed to relieve severe pain. It is highly addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when stopped, even if taken as prescribed. Withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to manage and may include physical, emotional, and psychological concerns. However, it is normal to experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop oxycodone use. Exactly what are oxycodone withdrawal symptoms? Learning more about them can help you manage discomfort and get on…

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Addiction is a Disease, Not A Choice

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 7, 2023 Updated: September 11, 2023 Medical Evidence Shows Addiction’s Biological Impact on the Brain You’ve probably heard this statement before, “addiction is a disease, not a choice.” And if you don’t agree, you may not understand the science behind addiction. A Disease Caused by Multiple Factors Like heart disease or diabetes, addiction can be caused by a combination of factors. These include behavioral, psychological, environmental, and biological factors. Countless studies have shown the biological impact of addiction. Using illicit drug…

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