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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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Common Prescription Stimulants

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: October 19, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 Stimulant medications are prescribed to treat conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. These prescription stimulants help people with these conditions maintain better focus and concentration as well as increase alertness so they can function better at work, school, and home. While these…

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Safe Opioid Agonist Medications

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 13, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Withdrawing from opioids can result in a variety of uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms. Many people find it difficult to get through the entire withdrawal period before relapsing and taking the drug again to relieve the discomfort. This is why beginning recovery on your own at…

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How Does Vivitrol Treatment Work

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: October 11, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 As with quitting any other addictive drug, discontinuing opioid use can result in various withdrawal symptoms, including intense cravings for the drug. Opioid cravings can make it extremely challenging to refrain from using the drug again. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) can help alleviate…

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How Addiction Therapy Deals With Triggers

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: October 9, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 Getting through withdrawal from drugs or alcohol is one of the first accomplishments you will achieve on your recovery journey. After this period, you will work to build the healthy coping skills you need to maintain your sobriety. Willpower is not always enough to…

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Family History and Addiction

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 7, 2021 Updated: October 23, 2023 If you have ever sought substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, you are likely familiar with the addiction treatment assessment. An admission specialist takes your vital signs and asks questions about your substance use and your family history. You may wonder why addiction treatment centers want to…

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Medication Assisted Treatment in Chesapeake, VA

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 6, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Although substance use disorder has increased over the years, addiction treatment has advanced to improve recovery rates. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is a highly effective treatment approach for alcohol and opioid use disorders. Getting help from evidence-based programs, like those at BrightView’s Chesapeake, VA addiction treatment…

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Healthy Addiction Coping Skills

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: October 5, 2021 Updated: October 5, 2021 To achieve long-term success in recovery, it’s important to develop healthy addiction coping skills. It can be difficult to build these coping skills on your own since it is often a lack of these skills that contributed to substance abuse initially. In outpatient addiction…

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Drug Addiction Quotes to Help You Through Recovery

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: September 29, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 Drug addiction recovery can be incredibly challenging, but you can make it through with professional help from a drug addiction treatment program. Your care team will be there for you when you experience cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and triggers. As you go through therapy, your counselors may…

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