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

Teaching Self-Esteem To Your Teen

Helping Your Teen Build Self-Esteem

  Cultivating self-esteem can be a challenge for many teens, and parents are often in the most actionable positions to help their kids through their most challenging developmental periods. Helping your teen build self-esteem is a multifaceted issue, and no two families will face the same challenges. Some teens have naturally high self-esteem but may …

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How To Cultivate Positive Teen Body Image

Helping Your Teen Develop A Healthy Self-Image

The teenage years are a tumultuous and confusing time full of physical and psychological changes. Teens may feel a wide range of new and strong emotions as they start growing into their adult bodies and personalities, and virtually every teenager will experience some type of self-image issue at some point. Parents should know how to …

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A Relapse Prevention Plan For Your Spouse: What Are The Next Steps?

How To Help Keep Your Spouse From Relapsing

Relapse is a relatively common issue among newly-recovered individuals finished with rehab. A relapse is a return to substance abuse, and it typically follows difficulty readjusting to normal life after substance abuse treatment. Addiction can significantly strain a marriage, and spouses of people struggling with addiction must know how to prevent and prepare for relapses.[/two_third][one_third_last] …

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among California Executives

Prescription Drug Abuse Among California Executives

California is a hotbed of technology companies, progressive startups, and many other high-profile companies with incredibly demanding work schedules for employees. When most people think of drug abuse, they imagine people who have lost everything due to substance abuse, not successful people quietly struggling behind the scenes. One worrisome trend that has come to light …

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You Are Not Your Addiction: Finding Purpose And Passion In (And After) Addiction Treatment

Finding Your Purpose Through Substance Abuse Treatment

Addiction of any kind can be a devastating and life-altering experience. Some people may catch their substance abuse issues relatively early and have an easier time getting through treatment and returning to normal life while others may struggle for years before they can acknowledge their problems and seek help. Addiction is an isolating and damaging …

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Heroin Addiction: Is It Possible To Have A Full Recovery

Can You Ever Fully Recover from Heroin Addiction?

There are an estimated 4.2 million people in the United States over the age of twelve that have experimented at least once with heroin during their lives, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH). About one quarter develop a debilitating addiction. It is a difficult addiction to overcome, but with the right treatment, support …

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Practical Advice for Parents Dealing with a Drug Addicted Child

Practical Advice for Parents Dealing with a Drug Addicted Child

The biggest health problem affecting young people today is addiction. Addiction and substance abuse devastate teens and young adults in the most insidious ways. Did you know that most adults who deal with addiction begin having issues during adolescence? Although physical growth may halt during late adolescence, the brain has not fully developed until the …

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What To Do When Your Child Is Addicted: Finding A Way Forward For The Parents Of Addicts

What If Your Child Is Addicted? Here’s How You Can Move Forward

Throughout their lives – more significantly, throughout the lives of their children – parents feel a series of burdens and responsibilities directly related to the choices they make regarding their children. If you’re a good parent, you want your child to remain safe, and many of the choices you made during their formative years involved …

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Why Tapering In Medically Supervised Treatment Is The Best Way To Detox

Don’t Go Cold-Turkey – Detox Is Safer And More Effective When You Taper In Medically Supervised Treatment

It’s no secret that substance abuse can have a variety of negative effects on your mental health as well as your physical health. For that reason alone, you may be considering ceasing use of a substance or substances. However, it is crucial that you approach detox in a manner that is safe for your physical …

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Does A High-Functioning Alcoholic Still Need Treatment

Seven Reasons Why High-Functioning Alcoholics Need Treatment

Not every alcoholic is falling apart at the seams or visibly struggling with the activities of daily life. Indeed, some high-functioning alcoholics seem to suffer few ill effects from their alcohol consumption and may thrive in their job environment or social life. Despite masking the negative impact alcohol can have on a person’s health, the …

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