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What Is Meth Psychosis?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 19, 2023 Updated: October 24, 2023 Meth addiction can impact every aspect of your life. For many people, meth use began as a way to enjoy themselves at parties, stay awake, and maintain energy. Unfortunately, methamphetamine use is dangerous and carries risks for physical and psychiatric health. If you or someone you care about has experienced a meth-related psychotic episode, you may have some important questions about it. What is methamphetamine psychosis? Can meth addiction treatment help someone who has been…

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What Is Suboxone and Is It Addictive?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 18, 2023 Updated: October 24, 2023 Suboxone is the brand name of a medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. This effective, FDA-approved medication is safe for long-term use and can help those recovering from opioid addiction in a number of ways. However, you might have questions about whether Suboxone can be addictive and if someone can get high on it. At BrightView, we use Suboxone in our Suboxone clinic because it is safe and effective. Learn more about our…

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How Does Social Media Influence Addiction?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 17, 2023 Updated: October 24, 2023 As more people use smartphones, the use of social media has also continued to grow. These days, teenagers aren’t the only ones connecting with their friends online. Adults are sharing photos, updating friends about their lives, and reconnecting with old friends through social media. If you struggle with addiction, you might wonder whether social media is impacting your use of drugs and alcohol. It’s easy to become influenced by other people. When that happens, you…

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Understanding the Harm Reduction Model in Addiction Treatment

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 16, 2023 Updated: February 21, 2024 Often, people who want to start treatment are apprehensive because of the possibility that they could slip up anywhere along the way. We get it. BrightView recognizes that addiction is not a well paved, one-way street. Addiction is a path with many obstacles, roadblocks, with twists and turns along the way. A lapse or “slip up” while someone is in recovery is certainly not inevitable, but it is also not uncommon. This is why BrightView…

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How to Focus on Yourself in Individual Therapy

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 15, 2023 Updated: October 24, 2023 Substance abuse treatment is a complicated and serious process. It not only requires the help and support of trained professionals but more importantly, an individual’s commitment and effort during individual addiction therapy. BrightView, a leading outpatient treatment center in Ohio, offers those who suffer from addiction a clear path to recovery and lifelong sobriety. Although it will not be easy, rest assured that if you or a loved one is faced with substance use disorder,…

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What Happens in an Intensive Outpatient Program?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 9, 2023 Updated: February 21, 2024 An intensive outpatient program, or IOP, is an addiction treatment program that allows patients to receive the care they need while still maintaining their daily routines. This treatment option is ideal for those who do not require residential treatment and can benefit from a structured program that provides therapy and counseling. Knowing what happens in an intensive outpatient program, what an IOP is, and how it works can help you make the right choices about…

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What Are the Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 2, 2023 Updated: September 18, 2023 Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment that utilizes medication, counseling, behavioral therapy. It can support individuals struggling with substance use disorders, helping them achieve and maintain recovery. MAT is an effective and safe treatment option for opioid and alcohol addiction. Learning more about the benefits of medication assisted treatment and how it can help individuals struggling with opioid addiction may help you make the right decisions about recovery. If you…

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Does Alcohol Withdrawal Cause Insomnia?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 29, 2023 Updated: September 22, 2023 Does alcohol withdrawal cause insomnia? Alcohol addiction treatment can be a difficult process, and one of the common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is insomnia. Insomnia is difficulty falling or staying asleep, affecting over half of individuals undergoing alcohol withdrawal. Exploring the link between alcohol withdrawal and insomnia can help individuals struggling with this issue. If you or a loved one experiences alcohol addiction and insomnia, contact BrightView today. We offer outpatient treatment programs tailored to…

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What Is PAWS?

By BrightView BrightView Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 22, 2023 Updated: September 22, 2023 When someone with a substance use disorder stops using drugs or alcohol, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. These can range from mild to severe, including anxiety, nausea, sweating, and insomnia. While these symptoms typically subside within a few days, some people may experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder and PAWS symptoms, don’t hesitate to ask for help. At BrightView, we offer outpatient treatment programs…

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