5 Reasons the Holidays Are the Best Time for Treatment

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: December 24, 2020 When is the best time for treatment? You may be unsure of what going through treatment during the holidays could look like. Does participating in treatment mean you will not see your family and friends? Will you be able to get the help you need when you need it? At BrightView, we offer a wide range of treatment options that fit your life, including telehealth treatment. If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction,…

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The Genetics of Addiction

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 20, 2020 Updated: June 3, 2021 When it comes to genetics and addiction, are the two linked? If your grandfather or mother used drugs, does that mean you’ll likely do the same? Even if there is a genetic link for addiction, a treatment program can help you overcome substance abuse. Learn more about the genetics behind addiction and reach out for help from a treatment center like BrightView today. Do Genetics Impact Addiction? Studies that looked at factors such as twins,…

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Most Addictive Drugs in Portsmouth, Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 18, 2020 Updated: December 18, 2020 Do you know what the Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs in Portsmouth, Ohio are? You might be surprised at what is on the list. If you need help with addiction, call 888-501-9865. Drug addiction should be taken very seriously. In the United States alone, there are millions of Americans struggling with some form of drug addiction.  Based on reported deaths by the Ohio Department of Health, Scioto County had 79 overdose deaths in 2019 as of Feb. 22. One of 28 counties that saw deaths rise…

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How Has the Pandemic Affected Alcoholism?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 18, 2020 Updated: December 18, 2020 Has the pandemic affected alcoholism? Many people are unfamiliar with the factors that can drive addiction. Most of the time, the triggers for addiction are very personal situations and experiences, not large-scale pandemic events. Yet, there is evidence to point to an increasingly high risk for alcoholism to develop right now due to the current situation. When it comes down to it, it’s important to know how it is impacting you. If alcoholism is impacting…

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My Spouse Won’t Stop Drinking

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020 If your spouse is drinking every day, you might have cause for concern. It can be difficult to watch your spouse struggle with substance abuse. Addiction can impact your marriage, your finances, and your spouse’s health. You want them to just stop drinking. You want to go back to the way it was before you had to worry about your spouse and addiction. What can you do? The most important first step is to realize…

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Drug Rehab for Veterans in Lima Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 15, 2020 Updated: December 15, 2020 Seeking rehab in Lima, Ohio, for drug addiction may seem complicated and overwhelming, but following these steps will put you on the path to recovery. Being a veteran can create additional barriers to obtaining quality help, yet it does not have to. This guide will assist you in locating an addiction treatment center that fits your needs.  Lima, Ohio, is approximately one hour away from cities like Dayton and Columbus, but finding accessible local addiction…

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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 12, 2020 Updated: December 12, 2020 Anxiety is an important and valuable emotion. When used wisely by the brain, it helps us to be ready to handle anything that’s coming our way. It preps the brain to act, the body to be ready to respond, and increases awareness. Yet, it can also get out of control. Reducing anxiety is important for most people living in a stressful world. At BrightView, we want to help you learn coping skills and strategies for…

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

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 10, 2020 Updated: December 10, 2020 There is a lot of misunderstanding around the terms “tolerance” and “dependence”, especially when referring to addiction.  Tolerance can be seen in someone who is actively addicted to a substance whether it be heroin, tobacco, alcohol, or another illicit substance.  Tolerance can also be seen in people who are taking medication as prescribed and appropriately.  Drugabuse.com describes tolerance as “a person’s diminished response to a drug that is the result of repeated use. People can…

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Rural and Urban Kentucky Feeling the Effects of COVID and the Opioid Crisis At The Same Time

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 9, 2020 Updated: December 9, 2020 COVID – 19 has put a significant strain on Kentuckians, and some rural, lower income areas are feeling the effects even more so.  This pandemic has shed an unexpected yet predictable light on the ever-present problems in these areas, including the lack of access to basic necessities such as mental health care and addiction treatment.  When someone who was already struggling financially, is met with layoffs, or losing their housing or other significant resources due…

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10 Things You Need to Know About Stress

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 5, 2020 Updated: December 5, 2020 What do you need to know about stress? Most people will say they’ve dealt with stress plenty of times in their life. They are sure to say that it has impacted decisions and created problems for them along the way. Yet, stress can do much more damage than you realize, often leading to substance abuse and making mental health disorders difficult to manage. At BrightView, we can help you with those complex situations. What You…

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