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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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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The best time to begin is now

  The best time to begin is now In today’s society, there are so many misunderstandings surrounding addiction. Inaccurate information often causes people and their loved ones to remain enslaved to addiction instead of taking the first step to getting help. 3 Truths to Consider about Recovery Deception: Always consider that one of the powers […]

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Hope vs Disappointment

HOPE vs DISAPPOINTMENT Loving a person enslaved by addiction often feels like a never-ending emotional rollercoaster. Hope constantly fights against disappointment. Individuals who love someone with addiction often struggle, viewing life differently than those who do not have the challenges of addiction in their lives. Most often those who abuse drugs and alcohol hurt those […]

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Just Get Started

Just Get Started Deciding to get sober and choosing a life of freedom from the bondage of addiction is one of the most important decisions anyone will ever make. The decision to make recovery a priority begins with the hardest step JUST GET STARTED. The beginning of any important journey always has its difficulties. Every […]

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Pick your neighbors

Pick your Neighbors Research proves that successful recovery achieved more often when someone becomes a part of a community of like-minded people. A group where sobriety is modeled and expected. The power of staying in connectivity and proximity helps develop the needed life and relationship skills to survive and thrive. Community and friendship are healing environments […]

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