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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What Is Meloxicam? Use, Side Effects, and Treatment

Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to reduce inflammation. The primary use of this medication is to alleviate the pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It comes in tablet or liquid form to be taken orally. Doctors may recommend taking it with food or at a certain time of day. These …

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What Is Tizanidine? Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

Tizanidine is an oral drug that is available both in generic and brand name. The brand name version is called Zanaflex. It is a type of muscle relaxant used for very specific types of muscle spasms. These are muscle spasms caused in people with spinal cord injuries and Multiple Sclerosis. What does Tizanidine do? Tizanidine …

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What Is Demerol? Short and Long Term Effects You Need To Know

Demerol is a narcotic pain reliever commonly used before and after surgery. It’s also used to relieve pain from injuries and chronic conditions that cause pain. It is most commonly given via injection, but it is also available in a pill and a syrup form. It works by changing your body’s response to pain. It …

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Short And Long Term Effects Of Opioids: What Are They

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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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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