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Is a Methadone Clinic 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 Vice President of Clinical Operations for Ohio. Mikaela has grown with… read more Published: September 16, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 Prescription and illicit opioids are highly addictive and extremely difficult to quit due to the potential severity of withdrawal symptoms. If you are working to overcome a dependence on opioids, you may have experienced the discomfort that comes when you do not have…

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A New Evidence-Based Treatment Approach for Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 14, 2021 Updated: September 13, 2021 For new mothers who are struggling with opioid use disorder, treatment is especially important. Babies who are born to mothers who are dependent on opioids are at risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), also referred to as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This syndrome impacts newborns who are exposed to opioids before birth. The symptoms of NOWS can lead to longer stays in intensive care units and a need for drug addiction treatment. However, a…

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What We Celebrate During National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month

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: September 13, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month is celebrated each year in September. The goal of this annual celebration is to bring attention to the achievements of those in recovery. Even if a person has completed a rehab program, their work is far from done. While sobriety…

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Suicide Prevention Day: How You Can Spot Depression Warning Signs

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 Vice President of Clinical Operations for Ohio. Mikaela has grown with… read more Published: September 10, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 Friday, September 10th, 2021, is World Suicide Prevention Day. September has also been designated as National Suicide Prevention Month in the United States. Many people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction feel anxious or depressed and think suicidal thoughts. With the help…

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5 Qualities of The Best Outpatient Treatment Centers

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 8, 2021 Updated: September 8, 2021 Searching for “the right” outpatient addiction treatment program can be overwhelming. So, it is important to make sure the program is a good match for you or your loved one.  However, not all programs are equal. Here are 5 specific attributes that define an excellent outpatient treatment program. Properly Trained Staff The staff are the backbone of any business, and if they aren’t well equipped with the skills and personalities to help someone through recovery,…

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What Are the Most Common Suboxone Side Effects?

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 Vice President of Clinical Operations for Ohio. Mikaela has grown with… read more Published: September 7, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 Recovering from opioid addiction is typically not a smooth process, and setbacks are completely normal. Thankfully, medications like Suboxone can help you get through withdrawal more comfortably and sustain your recovery for the long term. While Suboxone can be a powerful ally in…

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Tackling Guilt and Loneliness in Recovery

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author BrightView News BrightView News read more Published: August 30, 2021 Updated: August 30, 2021 Sobriety can introduce a wave of new emotions that someone might not have been aware of or felt in their entirety during their active addiction.  Feeling emotions like guilt and loneliness in their full force while being sober can often be uncomfortable and frustrating. So, let’s break these down. GUILT A lot of people, in active recovery, will start to think about and ruminate on the decisions they…

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Kentucky Addiction Treatment: Is It Working?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: July 16, 2021 Kentucky’s annual rate of opioid-related fatalities remains one of the highest nationwide. Despite efforts to help those who are struggling with opioid addiction, there is still progress to be made. Contact our opioid addiction treatment center today. The State of Addiction Treatment in Kentucky Kentucky’s addiction treatment system is struggling with the limited resources for substance use disorder treatment, which is 10.7% of Kentucky’s annual budget. According to an article by the NKY Tribune posted…

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Why is it Called the “Road to Recovery?”

By insightnewsletters insightnewsletters Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 12, 2021 Updated: August 30, 2021 Why do we call it the “Road to Recovery”?  I did some research online and found a paragraph that sums it up: The road to recovery is believed to be used in instances where one is trying to come back from an arduous experience. The road there denotes a journey. Traveling involves moving from one place to another, and it is believed to take a lot of time, and most times involves a road or…

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