What Are The Dangers of Doing Addiction Detox Alone?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 7, 2021 Updated: May 7, 2021 If you are trying to rid yourself of dependence on drugs, you may have thought about handling it on your own at home. However, it is recommended to seek professional help when you are struggling with drug addiction. Before you consider attempting self-detox, you should understand the dangers of detoxing alone. The medication assisted treatment centers at BrightView are here to help you get through withdrawal symptoms more comfortably and effectively so you can succeed in…

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National Anxiety And Depression Awareness Week (May 18-23)

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 5, 2021 Updated: May 5, 2021 Millions of people in the United States struggle with anxiety and depression. Our modern lifestyles combined with the effects of the pandemic can be a challenge for anyone to manage. During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the week of May 18th-23rd is dedicated to anxiety and depression awareness. Chances are, you or someone you love is dealing with one or both of these mental health conditions. At BrightView, we understand that anxiety and depression…

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How Can You Celebrate National Nurses Week? (May 6 -12)

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 3, 2021 Updated: May 3, 2021 May 6th, 2021 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week. This is a time to recognize the efforts of this special group of public health heroes. In light of the pandemic, we want to show our appreciation to these men and women who have gone above and beyond to care for the health of others during this unprecedented event. Without our team of trained nursing staff, BrightView would not be able to offer the level…

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Signs You Need an Opioid Addiction Treatment Program

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 24, 2021 Updated: April 24, 2021 Since the 1990s, when the opioid OxyContin was approved by the FDA and marketed with erroneous claims to be non-addictive, addiction to pain-relieving drugs has hit crisis levels in the United States. At BrightView, we understand the hold that opioid addiction can have over a person’s life. Our experienced addiction specialists have developed programs to help patients safely navigate the road to recovery. However, the first step toward life-long sobriety is recognizing the signs that…

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Where to Find a Suboxone Clinic Near Me

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 20, 2021 Updated: June 3, 2024 Opioid use disorder or opioid addiction is treated using a combination of medication assisted treatment and other behavioral or psychosocial methods. Opioids are often prescribed for pain and can be highly addictive. The use of opioids becomes more trying when individuals attempt to discontinue their use as they are faced with overwhelming withdrawal symptoms. At BrightView, we understand the importance of Suboxone as an effective medication used to treat drug addiction and reduce patients’ dependence on…

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What Is the Definition of MAT?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 18, 2021 Updated: April 18, 2021 Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, uses medication combined with other treatment modalities to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction maintain recovery long-term. MAT medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings associated with treating substance use disorders. For many people who may not be aware of MAT as a treatment option, it can seem like patients are just trading one substance for another. However, this approach to treatment has been proven to be…

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What to Look For in Addiction Treatment Centers in Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: May 17, 2021 Admitting that one needs help for substance abuse and use is a process that comes with many questions beginning with what to do next. Another one of those questions involves what to look for in an addiction treatment center. Addiction treatment centers are meant to help you or your loved ones walk the journey to living and maintaining an addiction-free life. The road to recovery may be long and bumpy, but with the support of…

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What Is the First Step of Recovery?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: May 17, 2021 Like most chronic illnesses, substance use disorder can have long-term and even life-threatening effects on a person’s life. Similarly, like chronic diseases, it requires ongoing care. However, taking the first step to receiving the care that will start down the road to sobriety is often the toughest. Once patients can acknowledge that help is required, they can actively participate in the journey to a life of health, love, and overall wellbeing. Taking this first step…

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What Are Alternatives to AA?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 5, 2021 Updated: April 5, 2021 AA is the acronym for Alcoholics Anonymous, an international fellowship of men and women who experience alcohol addiction. It is a support group comprised of people from all walks of life, ages, races, and religions, who come together to empower and encourage one another to overcome their challenges with alcohol and enjoy a sober lifestyle. As members of AA may tell you, sobriety is not easy. However, with the support and accountability of others who…

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What Are the Different Types of Alcoholics?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 3, 2021 Updated: April 3, 2021 An alcoholic is defined as a person who suffers from alcohol use disorder. This disease was at one time known as alcoholism, which originated from a person’s intense and uncontrollable need to consume alcohol regardless of its harmful effects. Just as every person has their own unique characteristics, there is no such thing as a “typical” or average alcoholic. However, the National Institute of Health has characterized several distinct groups or types of people who…

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