ABOUT BRIGHTSIDE CLINIC- TINLEY PARK, IL
Brightside Clinic, located in Tinley Park, Ill., offers outpatient treatment including counseling and medication-assisted therapy to adults and adolescents struggling with opiate addiction. Brightside Clinic focuses on treating clients who are dependent on pain medication and heroin. Brightside Clinic also offers a program to provide prescriptions for Naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an opiate overdose. The facility also operates a second location in Northbrook, Ill.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
In order to initiate treatment, clients schedule an appointment to meet with a doctor at the clinic, complete paperwork, and schedule counseling sessions. At the time of admission, staff work with the client to verify insurance coverage for treatment. Clients then receive their prescription from a pharmacy and return to the clinic one week later to complete a medical compliance test. As treatment progresses, clients meet with the physician on a monthly basis as long as they continue to take the medication. During this maintenance phase, the clinic recommends that clients take part in counseling or group therapy offered at the clinic or seek continued treatment through another community treatment program such as an intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Brightside Clinic offers a SMART Recovery support group to assist clients in their recovery. SMART Recovery stands for Self Management for Addiction Recovery and is a tool utilizing evidence based practices taught in a free, self-empowering group setting. The group teaches clients to build and maintain motivation, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and live a balanced life.
Brightside Clinic offers medication assisted therapy including Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, and Subutex to help eliminate cravings associated to withdrawal. Clients may remain in treatment anywhere from six months to a lifetime depending on their prior dependence on opiates and their long term goals.
The adolescent treatment program is similar to the adult program but is more specific to the needs of a younger person, taking into consideration that their brains are still developing which makes it more difficult for them to understand the consequences of addiction. Family involvement is an integral part of the treatment program and counseling is designed to coach both the teen and the family for life without opiate abuse. Adolescents are first stabilized on the medication dose before counseling begins. As the program continues and progress is made in counseling, the client’s medication is slowly tapered and both the client and the family are coached for maintenance.
The treatment team includes medical doctors. There is no additional information provided by the facility regarding other treatment staff.
On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on 15 total reviews, suggesting that individuals had postivie experiences with Brightside Hospital. The reviews are a mix of feedback regarding both the Tinley Park and Northbrook locations. Reviewer S.M., who gave five stars, indicated that they has had a positive experience at the facility during their stay, and wrote, “Everyone there is so friendly they all UNDERSTAND what your going thru. You have all the support you need whenever you need. I love this place.” Reviewer A.J. agreed with that viewpoint and wrote, “This place these people saved my life. And gave my son his mommy back. Thank you so much. I don't know where I would be or if I would even be alive without brightside !!!”
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on five total reviews- each reviewer gave the facility five stars. All of the reviewers that left comments spoke highly of the staff at the facility and their ability to help each client regain their lives and quit their addiction.
The cost of treatment at the facility is not published. Brightside Clinic provides assistance to clients to help reduces the cost of the prescribed medications through their insurance and other discount programs. This clinic is also able to help clients locate affordable and more intense counseling options, if needed, through area partnerships.
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