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What Are Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 1, 2020 Updated: November 1, 2020 Opiates are highly addictive substances. That means your body and brain become so used to them, not taking them can lead to numerous health complications as well as cravings. When it’s hard to stop using opiates, or you feel ill when you do, that could mean you’re experiencing opiate withdrawal. At BrightView, we offer a comprehensive opiate use disorder treatment center that can help you get through this difficult experience. Common Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal…

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What is Gabapentin? Is it Addictive?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 26, 2020 Updated: October 26, 2020 Gabapentin, which is marketed as Neurontin, is a medication that has come under scrutiny lately, for its potentially additive characteristics.  So, what is Gabapentin prescribed for, and exactly how addictive is it? Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, used to treat partial seizures in adults and children ages 3 years and up.  It can also be prescribed to treat minor to mild pain.  Another drug that is a close second to Gabapentin is Pregabalin, which is…

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Most Addictive Drugs in Lexington, Kentucky

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 19, 2020 Updated: October 19, 2020 Do you know what the Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs in Lexington, Kentucky 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. Nearly two in five Kentucky adults in 2019 said they knew someone who misused prescription pain meds, compared to about one in five for meth and…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 12, 2020 Updated: May 19, 2021 Marijuana or “weed” is becoming increasingly more acceptable in our society. It is the most commonly used substance after alcohol and tobacco. Recently, the legal ramifications of being caught with marijuana or dealing it are becoming less and less punitive in the eyes of the law. Also, with recreational marijuana use becoming legal across many states, a lot of people have conflicting and extremely different views of marijuana.  Today there is also a relatively decent…

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What Does National Recovery Month Mean To You? We Asked A Few of Our Peer Recovery Specialists For Their Answers

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 15, 2020 Updated: September 15, 2020 To shine a light on National Recovery Month, BrightView is excited to continue celebrating the theme, #VoicesOfRecovery. What better way to express this than with our staff’s voices who understand this journey of sobriety? Our Peer Recovery Support Specialists are one of a kind; they have experienced addiction, and now they triumph in recovery. Their testimonies are living proof that healing can happen, no matter how difficult it seems. We posed this question, “What does National…

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Can Buprenorphine Use Reduce the Chance of Overdose?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 13, 2020 Updated: September 26, 2022 There are a number of factors that can contribute to an individual overdosing on opioids, and one of the most significant is using opioids without a tapering plan. Buprenorphine can be an important tool in helping to reduce the chance of overdose by tapering off opioids slowly and safely. As part of a medication assisted treatment program, buprenorphine can help to ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making it more likely that an individual will be…

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Most Addictive Drugs in Columbus, Ohio

Most Addictive Drugs in Columbus, Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 2, 2020 Updated: August 1, 2021 You might be surprised at what the most addictive drugs are. From illicit drugs to commonly prescribed substances, this list encompasses the substances that can cause physical and psychological dependence. Drug addiction should be taken very seriously. In the United States alone, there are millions of Americans struggling with some form of drug addiction. In 2015, 45 percent of all fatal overdoses in Ohio were caused by heroin. Alcohol and marijuana abuse among adolescents in…

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Today is International Overdose Awareness Day: Everything You Need To Know

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 31, 2020 Updated: August 31, 2020 In recognition of today, August 31st, being International Overdose Awareness Day, BrightView wants to make sure that everyone is informed of the signs and potential causes of an opioid overdose as well as what happens to your body during an overdose. Lastly, where someone can find the life-saving antidote, Narcan (naloxone). More commonly known signs of an opioid overdose involve someone nodding out, slurred speech, and overall unresponsiveness. But there are lesser known signs of…

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Saving Money and Budgeting in Recovery

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 12, 2020 Updated: August 12, 2020 Being in recovery and looking back on how much money one has spent in their active addiction can be an incredibly frustrating feeling.  Therefore, money management can be a sensitive subject for some people in recovery.  Most people, while they were in active addiction, can collectively agree that they had spent a lot of money on illicit drugs and other purchases that all circled back to their habit or drug of choice.  That does not…

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7 Blogs About Recovery, Recommended By People In Recovery

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 31, 2020 Updated: June 11, 2021 There are A TON of recovery blogs and recovery bloggers out there.  So, how do you choose which ones are worth reading?  You ask the experts! That is exactly what we did. Our wonderful Peer Recovery Support Specialists here at BrightView have put together a list of their top “Recovery Blogs”.  So, check them out and don’t forget this list is by no means exhaustive and there are plenty of wonderful blogs and bloggers out…

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