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Sublocade vs. Suboxone

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 1, 2023 Updated: June 4, 2024 Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based approach to treating opioid use disorders. It involves taking medication such as Sublocade or Suboxone to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Though MAT is not a cure for addiction, it can significantly reduce symptoms and promote recovery outcomes. When it comes to Sublocade vs. Suboxone, knowing how these medications compare can help individuals start treatment that meets their specific needs. If you or a loved one is living with…

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How Alcohol Affects Your Body

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 28, 2023 Updated: February 21, 2024 While widespread and legal for adults over 21, alcohol may present hazards and has the potential to become addictive. Beer, wine, and liquor can have devastating physical consequences when consumed frequently or excessively. Fortunately, knowing how alcohol affects your body can lead to a better understanding of its impacts and encourage you to reach out for treatment. If you struggle with the adverse effects of alcohol on your body, contact BrightView today. We have centers…

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PRESCRIPTION DIGITAL THERAPY: How PDTs Can Improve Patient Outcomes

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 27, 2023 Updated: September 22, 2023 Software Applications Offer Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Prescription Digital Therapies (PDTs) are one FDA-approved treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) that can improve patient recovery outcomes when used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program. Key Takeaways PDTs are software applications designed to treat specific medical conditions, including substance use disorders and opioid use disorders. PDTs are designed to deliver evidence-based interventions, which have been shown to improve patient outcomes. PDTs require…

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What is Tranq & Why Is It So Deadly?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 22, 2023 Updated: February 24, 2023 The animal sedative Xylazine is being mixed in with street drugs and having a dangerous impact in communities across the nation. Known more commonly as Tranq, or Tranq Dope, it is fueling an alarming rise in overdoses and deaths.   Key Takeaways Xylazine is being mixed in as a cutting agent with street drugs including heroin and fentanyl – usually without anyone’s knowledge. Xylazine is an animal sedative prescribed by veterinarians and not intended for…

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Best 20 Books About Addiction Recovery

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 18, 2023 Updated: August 17, 2023 No matter where you are on your journey to recovery, it helps to have stories from peer groups who understand what you are going through. This is also helpful for friends and family members as they support you through the recovery process. While self-help books are not a solution for long-term recovery, they can be very helpful for your “emotional recovery”. There is no replacement for a comprehensive treatment program to help anyone struggling with…

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How Long Does it Take to Become Dependent on Opioids?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 16, 2023 Updated: June 3, 2024 Opioids are highly addictive, as they relieve pain and produce euphoria. They also account for a disproportionate number of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. each year. How long does it take to become dependent on opioids? What treatment is available for individuals with opioid use disorder? Getting answers to these crucial questions can reduce harm and promote recovery. If you or a loved one struggles with opioid addiction symptoms, it’s essential to seek help…

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Having a Sober Valentine’s Day

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 10, 2023 Updated: September 22, 2023 Having a sober Valentine’s Day can be easier than you might think with a bit of forethought and commitment to self-care. While this holiday might feel associated with alcohol or drug use, it’s possible to have a great time without these substances, whether you plan to spend time on your own, with friends, or with a significant other. If you or a loved one could use help getting free from alcohol or chemical dependency, Brightview…

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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: February 8, 2023 Updated: February 24, 2023 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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What Are the Signs of Alcohol Poisoning?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 7, 2023 Updated: February 24, 2023 At BrightView, we understand the significance of alcohol addiction and the risks associated with its consumption in excess. Our compassionate addiction specialists are ready to help you begin your journey to lifelong sobriety. If you are concerned about a loved one who may suffer from addiction and may be at risk of alcohol poisoning, reach out for help today. Call 888.501.9865 to learn about alcohol addiction treatment options and how BrightView can help. What Is…

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What Is Drug Tolerance? Is It The Same As Dependence?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 6, 2023 Updated: February 24, 2023 Neither drug tolerance nor dependence should be taken lightly, as both could potentially lead to a substance use disorder that requires professional treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder or has become dependent on a drug, BrightView can help you get your life back on track. Please reach out to us today at 888.501.9865 to learn about the drug addiction treatment options we offer, as well as the…

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