Most Addictive Drugs in Portsmouth, Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 18, 2020 Updated: September 22, 2023 Do you know what the Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs in Portsmouth, Ohio 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.  Based on reported deaths by the Ohio Department of Health, Scioto County had 79 overdose deaths in 2019 as of Feb. 22. One of 28 counties that…

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How Has the Pandemic Affected Alcoholism?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 18, 2020 Updated: December 18, 2020 Has the pandemic affected alcoholism? Many people are unfamiliar with the factors that can drive addiction. Most of the time, the triggers for addiction are very personal situations and experiences, not large-scale pandemic events. Yet, there is evidence to point to an increasingly high risk for alcoholism to develop right now due to the current situation. When it comes down to it, it’s important to know how it is impacting you. If alcoholism is impacting…

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My Spouse Won’t Stop Drinking

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020 If your spouse is drinking every day, you might have cause for concern. It can be difficult to watch your spouse struggle with substance abuse. Addiction can impact your marriage, your finances, and your spouse’s health. You want them to just stop drinking. You want to go back to the way it was before you had to worry about your spouse and addiction. What can you do? The most important first step is to realize…

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Drug Rehab for Veterans in Lima Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 15, 2020 Updated: December 15, 2020 Seeking rehab in Lima, Ohio, for drug addiction may seem complicated and overwhelming, but following these steps will put you on the path to recovery. Being a veteran can create additional barriers to obtaining quality help, yet it does not have to. This guide will assist you in locating an addiction treatment center that fits your needs.  Lima, Ohio, is approximately one hour away from cities like Dayton and Columbus, but finding accessible local addiction…

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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 12, 2020 Updated: December 12, 2020 Anxiety is an important and valuable emotion. When used wisely by the brain, it helps us to be ready to handle anything that’s coming our way. It preps the brain to act, the body to be ready to respond, and increases awareness. Yet, it can also get out of control. Reducing anxiety is important for most people living in a stressful world. At BrightView, we want to help you learn coping skills and strategies for…

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Rural and Urban Kentucky Feeling the Effects of COVID and the Opioid Crisis At The Same Time

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 9, 2020 Updated: December 9, 2020 COVID – 19 has put a significant strain on Kentuckians, and some rural, lower income areas are feeling the effects even more so.  This pandemic has shed an unexpected yet predictable light on the ever-present problems in these areas, including the lack of access to basic necessities such as mental health care and addiction treatment.  When someone who was already struggling financially, is met with layoffs, or losing their housing or other significant resources due…

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10 Things You Need to Know About Stress

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 5, 2020 Updated: December 5, 2020 What do you need to know about stress? Most people will say they’ve dealt with stress plenty of times in their life. They are sure to say that it has impacted decisions and created problems for them along the way. Yet, stress can do much more damage than you realize, often leading to substance abuse and making mental health disorders difficult to manage. At BrightView, we can help you with those complex situations. What You…

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Why You Should Never Put Off Treatment

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 1, 2020 Updated: December 1, 2020 Have you thought about putting off treatment for drug and alcohol abuse? Perhaps you know, in the back of your mind, that you need this type of help. Yet, you’re simply unsure if you can step away from your busy life right now to participate in a treatment program at Brightview. There’s no doubt that it’s challenging to acknowledge that you need help, but there are reasons why you should act now. Why Should You…

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Sober Living During The Holidays

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 26, 2020 Updated: November 26, 2020 Whether this is your first year with sober living or you’ve been through a few holidays before, it’s not easy. The people, experiences, and expectations can make this season challenging. You don’t want to deal with that, especially if you are in alcohol addiction recovery that’s fresh. What can you do? Staying sober for the holidays is often easier to do when you have a professional team to call on, like ours at BrightView, when…

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5 Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 24, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 Alcohol addiction is a very real condition. For many, alcohol addiction happens gradually, after regular alcohol consumption becomes a habit. In all situations, it’s critical not to overlook what’s happening to you. If you have addiction withdrawal of any type, including alcohol withdrawal symptoms, you may be unsure what to do. Our team at BrightView offers a comprehensive alcohol use disorder treatment program to help you heal. What Is Alcohol Withdrawal? When a person consumes alcohol,…

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