Put Your Physical and Emotional Health First This Summer With These 7 Ideas

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 30, 2020 Updated: June 30, 2020 It has been a LONG few months.  COVID-19 has not gone away, but the warm weather has come to stay! In fact, it is going to be hot in Ohio and Kentucky over the Fourth of July weekend.  While a lot of annual festivities are cancelled due to COVID-19 and physical distancing, we have some safe and fun ideas for you! Here are seven routines, habits, easy-to-do opportunities that you can take advantage of in…

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Does Major Surgery Mean Relapse?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 25, 2020 Updated: June 25, 2020 *Please be advised that this blog contains brief descriptions of prescription drug use and might be triggering to some readers. Being in recovery and having surgery can be scary. But it does not mean relapse will happen. Taking pain medication as prescribed as well as holding myself accountable and understanding how the brain works with opiates is what helped me.  On June 2nd of this year I had surgery on my left hip to repair…

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Addiction Treatment In Lexington, Kentucky

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 22, 2020 Updated: June 22, 2020 The state of Kentucky is the ninth leading state for deaths by drug overdose according to the most recent statistics from the 2018 CDC report.  The two most affected counties in Kentucky for heroin related overdose deaths were Jefferson County (Louisville) and Fayette County (Lexington).  The same goes for these two counties regarding fentanyl related deaths in the most recently available reporting year which was 2018. Lexington, Kentucky is a melting pot of different cultures,…

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When You Love Someone Who Has An Addiction

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 16, 2020 Updated: June 16, 2020 It is one thing to see and hear about a celebrity or a “friend of a friend” or someone’s aunt or uncle struggling with the disease of addiction or being in rehab.  But what are you supposed to do when this happens to someone you love?  What do you do if addiction “happens” to your daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother, wife, or husband?  According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…

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BrightView Brings Methadone Alternative to Kentucky’s Most Critical Areas

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 12, 2020 Updated: June 12, 2020 BrightView is expanding its services to Kentucky, offering methadone alternatives in Lexington, Paris, and Louisville.  BrightView offers maintenance medications such as Suboxone, buprenorphine, Vivitrol, and Subutex.  These medications are all considered alternatives to methadone. For almost five years now, BrightView has been providing southwest Ohio and the surrounding cities of Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland with quality addiction treatment.  In all, BrightView presently has 19 locations across the state of Ohio. When thinking about the next…

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Does Outpatient Rehab Work?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 10, 2020 Updated: May 17, 2021 Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab.  Both programs focus on overall rehabilitation from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and each of them has unique benefits with the same overall goal in mind, to help someone address their addiction issues.  Inpatient or residential rehab programs require a person to stay on the property of the treatment facility, overnight, essentially living on the premises.  This…

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What is the Biopsychosocial Model and What Are Wraparound Services?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 3, 2020 Updated: June 3, 2020 Recovery can be overwhelming.  Especially all of the jargon used around the term recovery.  At BrightView, we say that wraparound services are effective and we also tout the “biopsychosocial” model of care and, but what are these things?  There are A LOT of words in those phrases that need to be broken down.  At BrightView, we understand that treating a person’s addiction is not a one-way street.  There are many avenues that need to be…

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Finding and Maintaining Sobriety in the Era of Coronavirus

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 27, 2020 Updated: May 27, 2020 In our collective attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing and business closures, some folks have found a temporary reprieve from the daily grind. The stress of economic shutdown notwithstanding, a silver lining has emerged for some people: a few are using the sudden break from our normal routines to pursue hobbies, work through stacks of books they’ve been meaning to read, or even to simply catch up on sleep. For others,…

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8 Misconceptions About Drug Addiction

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 24, 2020 Updated: June 21, 2022 Drug addiction is often misunderstood. Many people don’t have firsthand experience with it. As a result, they are unsure what it is, how it happens, or how it can change their own life. These misconceptions can lead to addiction itself or make it hard for those who need care to get it. Our team at BrightView can offer support to you as you work through these challenges. Reach out to us today at 888.501.9865 to…

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Eight Documentaries About Addiction & Recovery Worth Watching Right Now

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 20, 2020 Updated: May 17, 2021 Often the best stories about recovery can be found in documentaries.  Most documentaries are created to change or improve society or shed light on a certain injustice or issue.   Documentaries have the power to portray realism and emotions in a way that can captivate a viewer, giving the viewer a completely different frame of reference to then make or shape their own opinions.   Documentaries about drug and alcohol addiction are mostly made to give you…

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