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Bright Future Recovery - NorCal Honoring the Fallen Memorial Day 2024
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Memorial Day Honoring Fallen Heroes 2024

Bright Future Recovery is proud to remember and honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day 2024. There are many Memorial Day ceremonies and activities in Northern California this weekend. 

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2024 will occur on Monday, May 27.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

History.com: Memorial Day

For millions of Americans – the Memorial Day holiday marks the beginning of summer. It has become a major shopping day; holiday sales and discounts are advertised and promoted. Retail stores love Memorial Day.

And, the Memorial Day weekend is a major travel day. Airports are bracing for a spike in travelers. AAA expects 3.51 million air travelers this holiday weekend, an increase of 4.8% over last year and a 9% jump compared to 2019. 

“AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday travel period*. This year’s total number of travelers is a 4% increase over last year and comes close to matching 2005’s record of 44 million Memorial Day travelers. “We haven’t seen Memorial Day weekend travel numbers like these in almost 20 years,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “We’re projecting an additional one million travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we’re exceeding pre-pandemic levels but also signals a very busy summer travel season ahead.”

AAA: Nearly 44 Million Travelers Leaving Town for Unofficial Start of Summer

Bright Future Recovery - 2024 What is the Meaning of Memorial Day

What is the Meaning of Memorial Day?

What is the real meaning and history of Memorial Day?

The day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Memorial Day 2024 will occur on Monday, May 27.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

On Memorial Day and the days leading up to it, Americans from across the country will gather at cemeteries and memorials to honor and remember the service members who sacrificed everything in defense of our nation and freedoms.

The Veterans Association (VA) is hosting ceremonies in honor of Memorial Day at VA National Cemeteries and invites everyone to join Veterans and their families at these events taking place on and around Memorial Day weekend.

Those who cannot attend events in person may also honor a fallen service member by leaving a tribute on the Veterans Legacy Memorial website. Veterans’ stories can be found, as well as decorations and internment locations for each of the 4.5 million Veterans interred at VA national cemeteries, VA grant-funded state, territorial or tribal Veterans’ cemeteries, and certain National Park Service national cemeteries.

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Veterans and PTSD

“Research shows that deployment increases risk of PTSD. In some studies, PTSD is 3 times more likely among Veterans who deployed compared to those who did not (of the same service era). Some factors in a combat situation may contribute to PTSD and other mental health problems, including military occupation or specialty, the politics around the war, where the war is fought, and the type of enemy faced.”

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

There is a strong link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse or drug and alcohol addiction. 

Developing PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event increases the risk of an individual having substance abuse issues. It is common for PTSD and Substance Abuse to go hand-in-hand – especially in veterans.

Many people with PTSD use drugs or alcohol as a means to numb feelings and reduce symptoms. It’s a way to self-medicate that can be attractive – but only makes PTSD symptoms worse.

Up to 75 percent of people with PTSD also have a problem with drugs or alcohol. And women are more likely than men to drink or use drugs after experiencing trauma.

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Bright Future Recovery - Memorial Day 2024 Veteran Freebies and Discounts

Memorial Day Veteran Discounts, Restaurants and More

May is National Military Appreciation Month, and veterans, service members and their families are honored with free admission, discounts, deals and sales.

Note: For theme parks and brick-and-mortar locations reporting discounts, check for closures and changes because of these ever-changing times.

Memorial Day Freebies

Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day Discounts 2024

Memorial Day 2024 Veteran Food Deals

2024 Memorial Day Military Discounts

· Dairy Queen offers military discounts year-round, but the size of the discount varies by location, according to WeSalute. Some locations might take 50% off your order if you come in dressed in uniform.  

· Some Long John Silver’s locations offer a 10% military discount year-round for people with valid military IDs. On Military Monday, including on Memorial Day, that discount rises to 20%, according to Military.com.

· Outback Steakhouse takes 10% off your meals if you present a valid military ID or serve as a police officer, a firefighter, first responder or medical worker, any day of the year, according to the restaurant’s website.

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Bright Future Recovery serves Northern and Central California with evidence-based, whole person and affordable addiction rehab treatment associated with alcohol and drug abuse. We are happy to share valuable addiction recovery information.

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Bright Future Recovery is located one serene drive from Silicon Valley in northern San Benito County, California. Bright Future Recovery is a place where our patients can get away from it all as they focus on detox and starting residential addiction recovery on the right foot.

Even so, our property is close enough to town that you don’t feel disconnected.

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We are family oriented drug and alcohol detox and rehab center in Northern California. We offer a range of holistic and evidence-based addiction treatment services with personalized treatment plans.

Bright Future Recovery Northern California addiction rehab treatment provides whole person recovery with intervention, medical detox, holistic evidence-based residential rehab, outpatient IOP rehab, virtual IOPrelapse prevention and aftercare.

Whether struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, or other form of substance abuse – our professional, experienced and compassionate staff is here to guide and support our patients every step of the way.

As a small 12 bed program in a home-like and comfortable environment – we are able to give our patients individual attention.

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Medications during medical detox are given as needed; dosage is determined by a licensed physician. The length of detox is dependent on several factors. These include general health and type and length of the addiction.

For treating opiate addiction, we use MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment.

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An average detox takes 7 – 10 days. Although for some individuals detox may last longer. The length of detox depends on several factors. These include overall health, substance taken and the length of the addiction.

We treat opiate addiction with MAT medication-assisted treatment. 

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Addiction is a complex disease that can have a devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities. But there is hope. Bright Future Recovery residential addiction treatment provides the support and structure individuals need to overcome addiction and achieve lasting recovery.

Our addiction rehab treatment provides whole person recovery with intervention, medical detox, holistic evidence-based residential rehab, Virtual IOP outpatient rehabrelapse prevention and aftercare.

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Residential rehab treatment can last 30 to 90 days or longer – depending on the needs of the individual.

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Whether stepping down from residential treatment or seeking to complement ongoing recovery efforts – our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to support your unique path to wellness.

In our IOP Program, patients can maintain their daily routine while accessing the quality treatment and support needed to recover and thrive.

· Patients can participate in our Outpatient IOP holistic alcohol and addiction recovery rehab while maintaining personal and professional responsibilities.

· Patients graduating from our Residential Rehab program can continue to receive professional support and rehab education.

· Virtual IOP – Our outpatient treatment program in a convenient, flexible format that allows clients to receive our IOP rehab from any internet-connected device.

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Location and Directions

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Avila Heights Recovery is our luxury executive rehab in San Luis Obispo.

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