Substance Abuse In Nursing – Why It happens

People are sometimes surprised to learn that nurses can have a drug or alcohol addiction. Especially when they’re in the field of taking care of others. Sadly, it’s a fact. The American Nurses Association estimates that six to eight percent of nurses abuse drugs or alcohol. Why do nurses struggle with addiction? For the same […]

The Most Important Gift You Can Give This Season

If your family member has a problem with drugs or alcohol, getting treatment sooner than later is very important. While there will never be a “perfect time” to get professional help, the holiday season makes a lot of sense. Here are a few reasons why seeking treatment this time of year can be a smart […]

Why PTSD Can Lead to Addiction

Formerly called shell shock, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once believed to only affect war veterans. Today, we know much more about this complex mental health condition, including its ability to cause substance abuse.

Double trouble
People suffering from PTSD have lived through a traumatic event or illness—and are still haunted by it. Common symptoms include nightmares, […]

Our work to help addicted physicians featured in The Washington Post

Bradford Health was recently featured in The Washington Post for our success in helping physicians overcome addiction. As part of our Healthcare Professional Program, doctors, nurses, dentists and others in the field, can safely seek treatment without fear of losing their license. It’s one of the only programs of its kind that works closely with […]

First Responders Program: Helping the People Who Help Others

While firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders put themselves in harm’s way and bravely face terrible violence and tragedies—they are still human. Just like everybody else, they feel fear, sadness and stress. Overtime, their high-stakes jobs take a toll. Many experience depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder. The trouble is, first responders […]

Recovery Yes’s and No’s

Recovery Yes’s and No’s

Sometimes I feel like if I say No one more time I will die, but I now know this to be a lie. It’s like we have a limited amount of No’s each day and sometimes we run out of them before the day is even close to being over. In recovery, […]

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Rehab: What’s the difference?

When looking into addiction treatment programs, it’s important to know the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. While both programs have a lot in common, inpatient rehabilitation patients live at the treatment center. Whereas outpatient rehabilitation patients live at home. At Bradford Health, we offer both types of programs to meet the diverse needs of […]

Back to School and Drugs – How to Be Proactive in Preventing Drug Use

For most teens, going back to school evokes all kinds emotions, from excitement to fear and anxiety. School also brings increased stress due to peer pressure. It’s not surprising that the teenage years are when kids begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Bradford Health is reminding parents to have a heightened awareness and take these […]

Marijuana: it’s more dangerous than you think

Is Marijuana Dangerous?  While marijuana has been a hot topic lately marijuana is still an addictive drug that has harmful effects, that can cause brain impairment, addiction, hallucinations, Loss of IQ, and mental illness.  At Bradford Health, we’re reminding people of the risks and dangers of marijuana abuse.

Brain impairment
Marijuana contains a mind-altering chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). […]

Bradford Medical Director Receives Prestigious Industry Designation

Bradford Medical Director Receives Prestigious Industry Designation
Dr. Michael Wilkerson recognized by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a Fellow due to his significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – August 7, 2017 – Bradford Health Services is pleased to announce the designation of Corporate Medical Director Dr. Michael Wilkerson as a […]