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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What Can Happen if You Mix Alcohol with Depressants?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021 The consumption of alcohol is legal in the United States for those over the age of 21. It is commonly consumed in social gatherings and as a stress reliever after a long day’s work. Unfortunately, this intoxicating substance is also very commonly abused, creating a dangerous cocktail when combined with other prescribed, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. Alcohol has the effect of compounding other substances’ side effects, which increases the risk of alcohol poisoning, overdose, and…

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The Basics of How Doctors Treat a Substance Abuse Disorder

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 22, 2021 Updated: March 22, 2021 As with any disease or chronic illness, finding the right treatment is the first step in recovery from a substance use disorder. Treating addiction is a process that often requires several months for patients to regain control of their lives and acquire the coping skills necessary to live a healthy and happy life drug and alcohol-free. The best outcomes are patients who participate in a substance abuse treatment program and are monitored by physicians and…

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How Long Does It Take for Alcohol to Leave Your Body?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 13, 2021 Updated: March 13, 2021 For many people, having a drink or two after work or arriving home is an everyday occurrence. Others engage in binge drinking, which can lead to alcohol poisoning as the body cannot process the alcohol out of the body as quickly as it is consumed. Most people do not realize that no matter the volume consumed, alcohol remains in the body for a very long time. At BrightView, we are committed to developing the most…

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