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What to Do if You Relapse

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: November 18, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 When you take the step to get help for substance use disorder, you may be hard on yourself if you relapse before completing treatment. However, you must realize that recovery is a journey with many detours. Relapse is a normal part of that journey, so you…

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Psychological Signs of Heroin Withdrawal

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: November 15, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that can hook users as early as the first use. The appeal of this drug is the euphoric feeling it imparts, making the individual using it feel happy, relaxed, and pain-free. Many people transition to heroin from prescription opioids when…

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How Does a Peer Recovery Support Program Work?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: November 12, 2021 Updated: November 5, 2021 After you complete a substance use disorder treatment program, the success of your recovery depends on various factors. Many treatment centers offer continuing care programs such as aftercare or alumni programs to provide the support needed to maintain sobriety. Patients who enroll in these extended programs…

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Depression

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: November 10, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 The incidence of depression is rising in the United States, with tens of millions of Americans experiencing symptoms of this mental health condition. On a positive note, there is evidence that more people are starting to seek help for their depression. Regardless, there is still an…

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Seeking Outpatient Drug Rehab in Georgetown, DE

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: October 23, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Admitting that you have substance use disorder and are open to receiving treatment is a big, important step. Your next step should be finding the best treatment program to support your recovery. Each person’s needs are different, so you should aim to find a program that…

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Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: October 21, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Alcohol addiction treatment is not just for those with severe alcohol use disorder. A person dealing with high-functioning alcoholism may still experience the adverse side effects of alcohol, although not the most noticeable signs indicative of an alcohol problem. If you or someone you know shows…

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Common Prescription Stimulants

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper joined BrightView as Vice President of Clinical Services to expand services into the state of Kentucky. Rhonda is a Licensed Clinical… read more Published: October 19, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 Stimulant medications are prescribed to treat conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. These prescription stimulants help people with these conditions maintain better focus and concentration as well as increase alertness so they can function better at work, school, and home.…

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Signs of Heroin Overdose

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: October 15, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die from opioid overdoses each year, including heroin overdoses. Thankfully, those numbers have decreased slightly due to the broader availability of life-saving drugs like Narcan. However, Narcan is no substitute for a heroin addiction treatment program. While it…

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Safe Opioid Agonist Medications

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan Bielecki, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor… read more Published: October 13, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Withdrawing from opioids can result in a variety of uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms. Many people find it difficult to get through the entire withdrawal period before relapsing and taking the drug again to relieve the discomfort. This is why beginning recovery on your own at…

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How Does Vivitrol Treatment Work

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper joined BrightView as Vice President of Clinical Services to expand services into the state of Kentucky. Rhonda is a Licensed Clinical… read more Published: October 11, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 As with quitting any other addictive drug, discontinuing opioid use can result in various withdrawal symptoms, including intense cravings for the drug. Opioid cravings can make it extremely challenging to refrain from using the drug again. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) can…

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