Consequences of Alcohol and Xanax

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 11, 2021 Updated: March 11, 2021 Xanax is a commonly prescribed medication that is used to treat panic disorders, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. It is classified as a benzodiazepine, a common sedative, which tends to suppress nervous system activity and have a calming effect on patients. Many patients enjoy the temporary relief that Xanax provides from symptoms of their mental health issues. Unfortunately, as effective as it is, it is also highly addictive. Unfortunately, when taken in combination with…

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What Is the Cycle of Addiction?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 7, 2021 Updated: March 7, 2021 Addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the brain’s reward system, pleasure sensors, motivation, and memory. While many people can enjoy a casual drink or occasionally use substances, others fall into a cycle of addiction, treatment, and relapse. Why are some people susceptible to this cycle while others are not? Scientists work diligently to understand how a person’s occasional habit may develop into an addiction. The experienced addiction specialists at BrightView are knowledgeable about…

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Finding a Suboxone Clinic

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 5, 2021 Updated: June 3, 2024 Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective substance abuse treatment used to reduce symptoms of withdrawal, improve chances of recovery for addiction, and encourage long-term sobriety. Although this treatment approach is used in many high-quality treatment centers, many people mistakenly believe that using Suboxone for MAT is simply swapping one drug for another. Unlike addictive substances, Suboxone allows individuals to manage pain and find relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone is a brand name of…

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What Are the Top Most Addictive Drugs?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 3, 2021 Updated: March 3, 2021 It is estimated that more than 20 million people battle substance abuse disorders costing Americans billions in healthcare expenses, workplace disruption, and legal fees. The National Institute on Drug Abuse carefully monitors and substance abuse disorders in the United States and the trends in the most commonly used addictive drugs. Drugs and alcohol interfere with the brain’s normal function and produce high dopamine levels, encouraging users to repeat pleasurable activities and continue to engage in…

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Finding Help on Self-Injury Awareness Day

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 1, 2021 Updated: May 17, 2021 March 1st has been designated as Self-Injury Awareness Day around the world. This grassroots event brings awareness to the dangers of self-harm and self-injury and educates people about the signs and symptoms indicating that a loved one may need self-harm treatment at an outpatient or intensive outpatient program. At BrightView, we understand the debilitating challenges people struggle with and how self-injury may serve as an escape. Although not a mental illness in itself, self-injury may…

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What Services You Can Expect at an Outpatient Treatment Center

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: February 26, 2021 The goal of both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment is recovery. The difference, however, is the location. While inpatient treatment involves living on-site at a treatment center, outpatient care is for those who need more flexibility in their schedules. At BrightView, we only offer addiction treatment programs that afford patients the ability to go home to their beds and families at the end of each treatment session. What Is an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center? Although…

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Benefits of Telehealth Outpatient Therapy

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 24, 2021 Updated: February 24, 2021 We are living in times of high stress, uncertainty, and fear. However, that is no reason not to receive the addiction treatment that you need to get on the road to recovery. Telehealth outpatient therapy is an available option to treat your substance use disorder starting now and has many benefits. BrightView, a leading outpatient addiction treatment center, offers telehealth and online therapy programs to addiction patients to ensure that they continue to receive the…

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Addiction Treatment Center That Accepts Walk-Ins

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021 When you need assistance for recovery from addiction, you need it now. There is no reason to delay and no better time than the present. Your health and future are at stake. While some treatment centers have a waitlist or require a rigorous application process, with each day that passes they risk put the health and safety of their patients at greater risk. At BrightView, we understand the urgency of getting you or a loved…

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Where To Find Suboxone Treatment in Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 17, 2021 Updated: May 14, 2024 Medication for addiction treatment is a program designed to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone, an opioid antagonist, serves to reduce a patient’s dependence on opioids for the long haul. Suboxone is a brand name of a buprenorphine/naloxone medication. Other brand names include Sublocade, Brixadi, and Subutex. While it is an effective part of a MAT program, many people may not be aware of its efficacy or where to find a treatment program using…

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Best Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers in Ohio

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 15, 2021 Updated: September 22, 2023 Choosing an addiction treatment center for you or someone you love can be overwhelming and stressful. Unfortunately, there are quite a few programs out there that engage in unethical practices and deceptive marketing. With the number and type of addiction treatment centers on the rise, it is more important than ever to know what to look for to find the best outpatient addiction treatment centers in Ohio. What to Look for in an Outpatient Treatment…

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