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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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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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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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Why You Should Avoid Fast Food During Rehab And Recovery

Why Fast Food Isn’t Your Friend In The First Few Months Of Addiction Treatment

Food plays a crucial role in the substance abuse recovery process. Many people who struggle with addiction neglect basic needs, contract infectious diseases, and damage their bodies in other ways from substance abuse. Some people enter rehab malnourished or with significant vitamin deficiencies from poor diet. Proper nutrition not only aids the detox and treatment …

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Why Hitting Rock Bottom Isn’t Helping Addicts in San Francisco - Bright Future Recovery

Why Hitting Rock Bottom Isn’t Helping Addicts in San Francisco

There’s an irony in the concept of tent cities. In Phoenix, Arizona, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio created a tent city to house drug offenders doing time for possession, DUI and other substance-related crimes. The conditions were subprime and inmates complained often. But these conditions for the residents who lived there were temporary. But San Francisco, …

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The Price We Pay for Drug Addiction on the Streets of San Francisco

Addiction is a widespread problem throughout the United States, but there are many unique challenges facing Californians when it comes to substance abuse. The price of substance abuse is not simply an individual one; everyone should have some idea of the dramatic effects addiction can have on a person’s life. Addiction also takes a heavy …

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Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Overdose Deaths San Francisco - Bright Future Recovery

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Deaths: Why San Francisco Pays for Users to Test Their Drugs

The number of opioid-related overdose deaths has increased dramatically over the last several years. One of the main contributing factors to this increase is the greater prevalence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is cheap to produce and capable of being more than 100 times more potent than heroin. Only a small amount of fentanyl …

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Drug Alcohol Detox Reduces Acute Withdrawal Symptoms And PAWS - Bright Future Recovery

How Drug and Alcohol Detox Helps Reduce Acute Withdrawal Symptoms and Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol and your supply runs out or you’re ready to quit, the scariest part of the next few days is the withdrawal symptoms that are sure to emerge. You’re aware that some people have died during withdrawal, while many others have gone through intense, unpleasant physical and psychological hardships …

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