man with head in hands considers the effects of opioid addiction

Physical Effects of Opioid Addiction

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda serves as BrightView Health’s Vice President of Quality Operations. Prior to joining BrightView in 2020, Rhonda has over 18 years’… read more Published: November 16, 2022 Updated: November 29, 2022 The opioid epidemic has become an increasingly prominent issue throughout the country. Many people innocently began by taking doctor-prescribed opioid medications without realizing how easily one can become addicted to them. Once they start to notice the effects of opioid addiction, the problem…

Details
woman considers can vivitrol reduce alcohol cravings

Can Vivitrol Reduce Alcohol Cravings?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW Rhonda serves as BrightView Health’s Vice President of Quality Operations. Prior to joining BrightView in 2020, Rhonda has over 18 years’… read more Published: November 14, 2022 Updated: November 14, 2022 One of the most challenging parts of recovering from alcohol use disorder is resisting cravings. When your body becomes dependent on a substance, whether it is alcohol, drugs, caffeine, or even sugar, it will produce powerful cravings to lure you into consuming the…

Details
woman wonders are you sober on suboxone

Are You Sober on Suboxone?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 11, 2022 Updated: November 14, 2022 Suboxone is a brand name of a buprenorphine/naloxone medication that helps people with opioid addiction recover by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It can be taken as a pill, film, or sublingual tablet. While Suboxone is not a cure for addiction, it is an important tool that can help people in recovery stay on track. However, there are some myths and misconceptions about Suboxone that can make it difficult for people to understand how it…

Details
man considers the benefits of suboxone treatment

Benefits of Suboxone Treatment

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 9, 2022 Updated: November 14, 2022 If you have ever tried unsuccessfully to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, you know how intense the withdrawal process can be. Thankfully, certain medications help ease those symptoms so you can get through withdrawal more comfortably. Medication assisted treatment programs (MAT) can also help you manage cravings, which can greatly increase the recovery rate and length of success. When you need additional support to recover from opioid addiction, you can put your trust in…

Details
woman sitting by tree considers avoiding relapse during the holidays

Avoiding Relapse During the Holidays

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: November 9, 2022 Updated: November 29, 2022 The holidays are often marketed as the best time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a challenge for many people, especially those diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Some of those in recovery find that it is especially difficult to avoid…

Details
woman lying on couch working through the signs of meth withdrawal

Signs of Meth 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 7, 2022 Updated: November 14, 2022 Millions of people in the United States use drugs daily to alleviate stress, anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Some of these drugs are prescribed by doctors, while others are obtained illicitly for self-medication. Meth, for example, is a powerful stimulant that is often abused for its euphoric…

Details
BrightView Health Addiction Treatment

Newport News, VA: Top 5 Addiction Treatment Providers

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Author BrightView News BrightView News read more Published: November 2, 2022 Updated: February 21, 2024 When it comes to outpatient opioid addiction treatment programs, there is good news. You can access high-quality, trustworthy, reputable addiction treatment providers near you. BrightView Health wants anyone facing opioid addiction in the Greater Newport News, Virginia area to know that there is hope for recovery. Top Five Addiction Treatment Providers in Newport News, VA 1. BrightView: BrightView is not your typical “drug rehab” program. In fact, if…

Details
person with head in hands working through the physical signs of meth addiction

Physical Signs of Meth Addiction

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 2, 2022 Updated: November 4, 2022 All drugs and alcohol can cause various side effects, typically a combination of physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. Some drugs have more detrimental physical effects, particularly crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. Some of the physical signs of meth addiction are only temporary while…

Details
woman watching tv and reading about the signs of alcohol poisoning

What to Do When Someone Is Showing Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

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 2, 2022 Updated: November 29, 2022 Alcohol use issues can lead to a number of issues, including physical health concerns, relationship issues, and difficulty functioning in daily life. One concerning issue is alcohol poisoning, which can happen when someone consumes too much in a short period of time. This can be a…

Details
woman comforts woman through addiction treatment resources in virginia beach

Addiction Treatment Resources in Virginia Beach

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 1, 2022 Updated: November 4, 2022 Substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and their loved ones. From coast to coast, addiction takes a toll on individuals, families, and communities. The state of Virginia is no exception, including Virginia Beach. Those who are working to overcome substance use issues in Virginia Beach may not know what addiction treatment resources are available to them, from medication assisted treatment to support services for their loved ones. BrightView’s Virginia Beach addiction treatment center offers…

Details