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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 […]

Outpatient Therapy Prevents Relapses

Whether you are just starting treatment or transferring from another level of care, Relapse is something everyone fears. At Bradford Health, we do everything in our power to help minimize relapses. Staying connected to the treatment process through our Intensive Outpatient Program allows patients and families to get the help they need conveniently close to […]

The Power of Family in Addiction Treatment

Anyone who has ever had a loved one with an addiction problem knows that it affects the whole family. However, when it comes to treatment, families don’t always get involved. “There’s a mindset that it’s the addict’s problem. They’re the one that needs to get it fixed and deal with it,” says Jeremy Rakes, MSW, […]

Polysubstance Dependence: Signs, Symptoms and Help

Sometimes you instinctively know something isn’t quite right with a friend, a family member or colleague. You suspect potential drug or alcohol use but you feel helpless and don’t know how to approach the subject. In this article, we’ll give you some important information about what is called polysubstance dependence, signs to look for, and […]

Teen Summertime Substance Abuse

Teen Summertime Substance Abuse – Teen Drug use Increases in the Summer 

 

Sun, fun, sand, pool, friends and hot weather add up to any teenager’s summer dream. More free time and less adult supervision can make summertime an exciting time for many young people and we want to encourage them to have fun during the school […]

Bradford Health Services Announces a Partnership with Red Oak Recovery

Bradford Health Services Announces a Partnership with Red Oak Recovery

Birmingham, AL (July 5, 2017) – Bradford Health Services (“Bradford”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Red Oak Recovery and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery (collectively “Red Oak”), a leading provider of trauma-informed substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for young adults across the country.

The […]

The most commonly abused drugs may be in your medicine cabinet

The most commonly abused drugs may be in your medicine cabinet
Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death in our homes, offices and communities. While home safety procedures such as fire alarm installation or keeping household cleaners away from children are obvious measures to take, most people […]

Why men have a higher risk of death from alcohol abuse

Why men have a higher risk of death from alcohol abuse
During Men’s Health Month, which takes place in June, we want to tackle health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. That includes understanding the negative effects of excessive alcohol use specifically on men’s bodies.

Men’s and women’s addictions to […]

The “What If’s”

The “What If’s”
The pain of being a loved one of someone who is struggling with addiction is real! As our hearts get broken over and over again, our mind often flashes back to the “what if’s” of life and choices. Some of the most common are:

What if I had not let them go on […]

The Best Time to Begin is Now

The best time to begin is now
In today’s society, there are so many misunderstandings surrounding addiction. Inaccurate information often causes people and their loved ones to remain enslaved to addiction instead of taking the first step to getting help.
3 Truths to Consider about Recovery
Deception: Always consider that one of the powers of addiction is deception. […]