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3 Things to Know Before Attending a Suboxone Clinic in Virginia

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 24, 2021 Updated: December 16, 2021 If you have ever tried to overcome substance use disorder cold turkey, you are familiar with the withdrawal symptoms that can arise. The severity of withdrawal can make it challenging to stay on course and often ends in relapse. For those who are ready to give…

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Finding the Best Methadone Clinic in Mason, Ohio

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 21, 2021 Updated: December 16, 2021 If you have been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder (OUD), you may wonder how methadone medication assisted treatment (MAT) can help. Methadone has long been used to help people ease off their dependence on opioid drugs such as heroin and prescription opioids like…

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Benefits of Virtual Therapy 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: December 19, 2021 Updated: December 13, 2021 Over the past year, more services have become virtual, and therapy is no exception. Many people love the ease and convenience of receiving therapy right in the comfort of their own homes. If you have never tried telehealth therapy before, the holiday season is…

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Where to Find MAT Clinics in Kentucky

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: December 18, 2021 Updated: December 16, 2021 The incidence of drug overdose deaths has increased significantly in Kentucky over the past several years, bringing to the forefront the need for more MAT clinics in Kentucky. While these fatalities were not all necessarily related to opioid use, dependence on heroin and…

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Navigating the Holiday Season With Someone In Recovery

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 9, 2021 Updated: December 16, 2021 The holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful for anyone; however, it can be even more so for those in recovery. Most people who have been in recovery for a while or have a few years of experience with sobriety are more skilled at…

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What to Do if You Relapse

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 18, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 When you take the step to get help for substance use disorder, you may be hard on yourself if you relapse before completing treatment. However, you must realize that recovery is a journey with many detours. Relapse is a normal part of that journey, so you…

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Psychological Signs of Heroin 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 15, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that can hook users as early as the first use. The appeal of this drug is the euphoric feeling it imparts, making the individual using it feel happy, relaxed, and pain-free. Many people transition to heroin from prescription opioids when…

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How Does a Peer Recovery Support Program Work?

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 12, 2021 Updated: November 5, 2021 After you complete a substance use disorder treatment program, the success of your recovery depends on various factors. Many treatment centers offer continuing care programs such as aftercare or alumni programs to provide the support needed to maintain sobriety. Patients who enroll in these extended programs…

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Depression

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 10, 2021 Updated: November 4, 2021 The incidence of depression is rising in the United States, with tens of millions of Americans experiencing symptoms of this mental health condition. On a positive note, there is evidence that more people are starting to seek help for their depression. Regardless, there is still an…

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Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism

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: October 21, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Alcohol addiction treatment is not just for those with severe alcohol use disorder. A person dealing with high-functioning alcoholism may still experience the adverse side effects of alcohol, although not the most noticeable signs indicative of an alcohol problem. If you or someone you know shows…

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