Cheree Ashley, RAS, CADC-CAS, MATC

CEO, Founder of Bright Future Recovery Knowledgeable. Passionate. Relentless. Inspirational. These are just some of the words that would describe Bright Future Recovery Center’s Founder and CEO Cheree Ashley. But there is so much more. To know Cheree is to embrace all that she experienced in her life. Instead of allowing adversity to curtail personal vision and success, she used it to catapult her forward and thrive. This is the essence of what she holds dear and wants to help others achieve the same sense of achievement. As a Certified Intervention Professional, Registered Addiction Specialist, Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Addiction Specialist, Cheree is sought after by her peers for her deep understanding of the nature of addiction. She travels throughout the country as a public speaker and educator. View Full Bio

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Delirium Tremens (DTs) Demystified

Delirium Tremens: Its Symptoms and Treatments At Bright Future Recovery, our goal is helping people, and the “product” we are “selling” is merely that of saving lives. As such, we try to stay abreast of the problems and hurdles anyone going to rehabilitation might experience. One scary and potentially life-threatening issue of detoxing from alcohol …

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Medication Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol dependency doesn’t always get the serious attention it warrants. From its use with other drugs to its devastating effects on the mind, helping people overcome this disease means more than helping people enjoy a better life – it’s about saving their lives. Treatment for alcohol use disorder often involves a multifaceted approach, comprised of …

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Alcohol Delirium Tremens (DTs)

How Long Do Alcohol Cravings Last During Alcohol Addiction Recovery?

Trying to quit alcohol when you have a legitimate addiction will bring on one of the most difficult forms of withdrawal that you could experience when quitting any substance. And even when you make it a few months into recovery, alcohol is hard to put completely out of sight and out of mind. The cravings …

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How Long to Alcohol Withdrawal Headaches Last?

How Long Do Alcohol Withdrawal Headaches Last?

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are some of the strongest and most dangerous withdrawal symptoms of any drug.They usually start out mild and depending on the amount and usage of alcohol consumption, can become life-threatening. How Long Before Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Start? Alcohol withdrawal comes on quickly (within hours of your last drink), has an intense peak …

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Alcohol Detox: Timelines for Alcohol withdrawal and PAWS

Alcohol Detox: Timelines for Alcohol Withdrawal and PAWS

Each person struggling with recovery will have his or her own journey to recovery. Recuperation depends on the individual, the amount of alcohol used, and how long the individual was abusing alcohol. Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) can affect individuals through the first couple years of recovery. It is important to understand each person has a …

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Short And Long Term Effects Of Opioids: What Are They

Why The Short And Long Term Effects of Opioids Matter

The United States continues to be in the grip of an opioid crisis. More than two million people are addicted to opioids right now. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose. The opioid crisis costs the U.S.$78.5 billion a year. That figure includes the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment and legal expenses. Opioid use …

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Caring for Your Teen’s Mental Health: Warning Signs for Teenage Depression

What Is Teenage Depression?

Research surrounding today’s teens is a cause for concern. Statistically, modern teens are more likely to suffer from depression, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported an increase in average monthly call volume in the first quarter of 2018, with 68,683 calls per month. Teen depression characterized by a persistently depressed mood. …

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Am I A High-Functioning Alcoholic, And Do I Need Treatment?

Dangers Of High-Functioning Alcoholism

Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous forms of addiction, and this type of substance abuse disorder may not manifest immediately recognizable symptoms. It can take months or years for a slight alcohol abuse problem to turn into full-blown dependency, but alcoholism is ultimately inevitable for anyone who abuses alcohol consistently. High-functioning alcoholism usually combines …

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The Danger Of Drug Rehab Scams: How To Find Legitimate Treatment

How To Avoid Drug Rehab Scams

Substance abuse is a widespread issue in the United States. Virtually every community has experienced the negative effects of substance abuse on some level. Addiction can destroy lives and shatter families, and people struggling with substance abuse need compassion and professional support. Unfortunately, some scammers have started taking advantage of people struggling with substance abuse …

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