First Responders Program: Helping the People Who Help Others

While firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders put themselves in harm’s way and bravely face terrible violence and tragedies—they are still human. Just like everybody else, they feel fear, sadness and stress. Overtime, their high-stakes jobs take a toll. Many experience depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder. The trouble is, first responders […]

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Marijuana: it’s more dangerous than you think

Is Marijuana Dangerous?  While marijuana has been a hot topic lately marijuana is still an addictive drug that has harmful effects, that can cause brain impairment, addiction, hallucinations, Loss of IQ, and mental illness.  At Bradford Health, we’re reminding people of the risks and dangers of marijuana abuse. Brain impairment Marijuana contains a mind-altering chemical […]

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Bradford Medical Director Receives Prestigious Industry Designation

Bradford Medical Director Receives Prestigious Industry Designation Dr. Michael Wilkerson recognized by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a Fellow due to his significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – August 7, 2017 – Bradford Health Services is pleased to announce the designation of Corporate Medical Director Dr. Michael Wilkerson […]

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Why Outpatient Therapy Prevents Relapses

Whether you are just starting treatment or transferring from another level of care, Relapse is something everyone fears. At Bradford Health, we do everything in our power to help minimize relapses. Staying connected to the treatment process through our Intensive Outpatient Program allows patients and families to get the help they need conveniently close to […]

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The Power of Family in Addiction Treatment

Anyone who has ever had a loved one with an addiction problem knows that it affects the whole family. However, when it comes to treatment, families don’t always get involved. “There’s a mindset that it’s the addict’s problem. They’re the one that needs to get it fixed and deal with it,” says Jeremy Rakes, MSW, […]

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Polysubstance Dependence: Signs, Symptoms and Help

Sometimes you instinctively know something isn’t quite right with a friend, a family member or colleague. You suspect potential drug or alcohol use but you feel helpless and don’t know how to approach the subject. In this article, we’ll give you some important information about what is called polysubstance dependence, signs to look for, and […]

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Teen Summertime Substance Abuse

Teen Summertime Substance Abuse – Teen Drug use Increases in the Summer    Sun, fun, sand, pool, friends and hot weather add up to any teenager’s summer dream. More free time and less adult supervision can make summertime an exciting time for many young people and we want to encourage them to have fun during […]

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Bradford Health Services Announces a Partnership with Red Oak Recovery

Bradford Health Services Announces a Partnership with Red Oak Recovery Birmingham, AL (July 5, 2017) – Bradford Health Services (“Bradford”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Red Oak Recovery and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery (collectively “Red Oak”), a leading provider of trauma-informed substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for young adults across […]

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The most commonly abused drugs may be in your medicine cabinet

The most commonly abused drugs may be in your medicine cabinet Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death in our homes, offices and communities. While home safety procedures such as fire alarm installation or keeping household cleaners away from children are obvious measures to take, most […]

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Why men have a higher risk of death from alcohol abuse

Why men have a higher risk of death from alcohol abuse During Men’s Health Month, which takes place in June, we want to tackle health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. That includes understanding the negative effects of excessive alcohol use specifically on men’s bodies. Men’s and women’s […]

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