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Top Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

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: December 23, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2023 Opioid addiction has been an increasing problem throughout the United States. Opioids are incredibly addictive and challenging to quit, so even people who use them as prescribed for pain run the risk of developing an addiction. Once you are dependent on opioids, the withdrawal…

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Dealing with Addiction Triggers During the Holidays

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 21, 2022 Updated: February 21, 2024 The holidays can be a time of joy, fun, and being with loved ones. However, they can also be full of challenges for people in recovery. Even though there are some things to watch out for, being aware of potential substance abuse triggers during the holidays and having a plan for how to manage them can help you enjoy yourself in a safe and healthy way. For people who have participated in addiction treatment programs,…

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Why Choose a MAT Clinic for Drug Rehab?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 16, 2022 Updated: February 2, 2023 If you have ever tried to quit alcohol or drugs on your own, you know how challenging it can be. If you succeed in getting through the withdrawal process, you must resist powerful cravings to stay clean. If underlying mental health conditions are not being treated, you may struggle even more to stay sober. Breaking free from addiction does not have to be so difficult. Medication assisted treatment programs are becoming widely available and can…

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Holiday Mocktails: Stay Sober (& Have Fun!) with Our Alcohol-Free Drink Ideas

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: December 2, 2022 Updated: December 2, 2022 Alcohol-free drinks can be tasty and fun this party season. We have some holiday mocktail recipes for you to consider or create your own with our tips. Key Takeaways The holidays are known for celebrating in excess and this can be particularly hard for anyone in…

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Addiction Treatment Resources near Winchester, VA

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 1, 2022 Updated: February 21, 2024 Winchester, Virginia is a city in northern Virginia. Even though it is not a large city, it is near both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Winchester is full of United States history, boasting several sites on the National Register of Historical Places as well as many attractions for the Revolutionary and Civil War buff. The city has a population of nearly 30,000 inhabitants, a university, and a public transit system. Like most other cities in…

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Anxiety and 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: November 29, 2022 Updated: November 29, 2022 Just as with other mental health concerns, anxiety and addiction often go hand-in-hand. A person may use drugs or alcohol to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. This is especially true for depressants, substances known to provide a feeling of calm and relaxation. Depressants…

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Finding Suboxone Doctors in North Wilkesboro, NC

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 28, 2022 Updated: June 3, 2024 There are many people in the North Wilkesboro, NC area who are struggling with addiction. BrightView’s rehab clinic can help them get on the road to recovery. By providing effective treatment and promoting lasting recovery, we can help people in Wilkesboro get their lives back on track. One of the biggest roadblocks to recovery for those with opioid use disorders is the fear of withdrawal. While withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, they are not life-threatening.…

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Tips for Safely Quitting Alcohol

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 23, 2022 Updated: November 29, 2022 If you think your alcohol use has become problematic, you may be considering quitting. Before you go cold turkey, you should consider whether it is safe to do so on your own or you should get professional help. Safely quitting alcohol may require assistance from an…

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‘Tis the Season…to be Sober! Your 2023 Ultimate Holiday Sobriety Guide

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 21, 2022 Updated: November 27, 2023 The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for someone in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder. But by planning ahead and having the right tools and boundaries in place, the holidays can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” KEY TAKEAWAYS Celebrate the Good, Avoid the Bad: Saying “no” to experiences that put you at risk will avoid triggers leading to a setback in your recovery. It also gives you more…

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Medicaid Drug Rehabs in Norfolk, VA

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 21, 2022 Updated: October 23, 2023 There are many roadblocks to recovery that can stand in a person’s way, but one of the most significant is a lack of access to quality care. When concerns about the cost, availability, or flexibility of treatment options are present, it can be difficult to make the decision to seek help. However, BrightView offers a unique solution that can make a difficult decision a little easier. Our Norfolk, VA addiction treatment center accepts Medicaid in…

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