ABOUT BRIGHTSIDE CLINIC
With two locations in Chicago, Ill., including one in Tinley Park, Brightside Clinic offers outpatient treatment to adults and adolescents dependent on opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin. The facility in Northbrook provides medication assisted therapy (MAT) with buprenorphine, as well as counseling options and support groups.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients receive a comprehensive substance dependence assessment upon intake, in addition to a mental health exam and a full physical. In order to receive treatment, clients must be experiencing mild to moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms at the time of intake.
During the induction phase of treatment, clients are switched from the opioid they are currently taking to a buprenorphine-based medication. They are then monitored and a treatment plan is created depending on their response to the first dose. Additional medications may be administered to ease withdrawal symptoms. According to Brightside's website, the induction phase can take between one to four hours.
Clients report to the clinic on a regular basis to receive their medication while their progress is monitored. Once they are stabilized, a maintenance plan is created. This can last anywhere from a few months to several years, depending on the severity of the addiction, and may include counseling. When appropriate, clients being to taper off of their medication as they work toward completing treatment.
Weekly SMART Recovery meetings are held at Brightside, and a specialized program for adolescents ages 16 and up is offered.
The treatment team includes doctors certified in opiate addiction treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, however feedback from third-party sources have been positive. On Google, Brightside received an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on 23 reviews., including one from Michael who wrote: "This clinic is a godsend,...I have been attending this clinic since open and I have not been around a staff and doctors that treat you like a friend and are interested in your recovery and life."
On Yelp, Brightside's Northbrook facility received an average rating of 4.76 out off five stars based on six reviews. "Simply nice guys...accessible office hours, positive and comfortable office environment, doable cost especially considering all you get, knowledgeable and caring physicians," wrote Tara in a representative review. "If you need them they give you a number so you can text/call with any questions/concerns."
And on the clinic's Facebook page, which Brightside has the ability to edit, the facility received an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on 16 reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s affiliated friends or family members, Autumn gave Brightside a five-start review on Yelp and wrote: "Bright side clinic help my father get his life back...They really went the extra step to help him."
According to Brightside's website, the facility does not accept insurance.
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