Baystate Recovery Blog Posts

This Blog is written by The Author of Loving Lions and Director of Family Services for BRS, Michael J Wilson. He shares his personal and professional experience through his various short stories and insightful articles.

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Should I Get Addiction Treatment Locally or Away?

Should I Get Addiction Treatment Locally or Away?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can become an all-encompassing disorder, finding ways to negatively impact your life at every corner. Seeking help with substance abuse or addiction is the biggest step towards regaining freedom and independence. The causes for addiction...

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

If you’re seeking professional help for your alcohol addiction in Massachusetts, give Baystate Recovery Services a call with any questions. Our dedicated staff will set forth a path for you or your loved one to get you back on the road to recovery. The First Steps...

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Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

More than 100 people die daily from a drug overdose, and the numbers are increasing by the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over the past fifteen years, fatalities from drug overdoses have doubled. At Baystate Recovery Services, we're...

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How Your Loved One Can Benefit From a Professional Interventionist

A Closer Look at Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a serious, chronic disease that affects millions of people in the United States and worldwide. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines drug addiction as a complex and relapsing brain disease that interferes with a person’s ability to...

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Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Many people don't recognize the warning signs as they slip from recreational substance abuse to addiction. It can happen so gradually that even those around you don't notice. Unfortunately, once a drug addiction occurs, it often comes with many negative consequences...

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Alcohol Treatment Services in Massachusetts

Compare Baystate Recovery Services with any other treatment services and centers in Massachusetts and you’ll see why we are rated one of the most trusted and credible in the state. Whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or someone you love, you’ll find we are...

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Telehealth Services at Baystate Recovery

Telehealth Services at Baystate Recovery

Telehealth Services – Your Home Treatment Option Baystate Recovery is offering telehealth services for addiction recovery. The effects ofCovid-19 have shifted the abilities of many people to attend in-person drug or alcohol counseling. However, the need for these...

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How to Plan for a Drug Intervention

How to Plan for a Drug Intervention

Watching a loved one suffer from addiction can be difficult, heartbreaking, and painful. Many who suffer from addiction refuse to get help, which not only hurts themselves but also the people in their lives who want them to become healthier, turn their lives around,...

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  • TO TALK – OR NOT TO TALKTO TALK – OR NOT TO TALK
    Parenting in the age of Marijuana legalization We can no longer deny that Marijuana is readily available to our youth, and that its use has been recreationally “normalized” over the past decade. There was a time, not too long ago, where the argument about how, “it is illegal, and that… Read more »
  • The pursuit of reliefThe pursuit of relief
    This is not our first public health crisis related to substance abuse in the United States. It is also not our first attempt to fight it through politics and public policy change. Decades of misplaced efforts, and poorly allocated funds, have left our country and its citizens worse off than… Read more »
  • Unite for them!Unite for them!
    **Abstinence-based treatment ** 12-steps ** Evidence-based treatment ** Modern medicine ** Medication Assisted Treatment MAT ** Holistic medicine ** Spiritual healing ** Therapy ** The new “war on drugs” is being fought and lost by us, partly because we can’t collectively find common ground. The divide that exists, or is… Read more »
  • Another “war” on “drugs”?Another “war” on “drugs”?
    I have been working in the family service area of the substance abuse field since January 1, 2009. However, my sobriety date is February 23, 2010. How is this possible? Through the use of MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment, I was able to stabilize and manage my life long enough… Read more »
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