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Stop Abusing Opioids. For You. For Family. For Life

At BRIGHTSIDE®, we treat people with both pain medication dependence and heroin addiction through comfortable, convenient, and discrete treatment programs. Whether you are dependent on pain killers, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, and
Fentanyl, or addicted to heroin, our programs are uniquely designed for each patient based on their addiction and lifestyle.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The staff and the doctor actually care about you.

Regina

Very informative and helpful.

Mike

Life saving

Paul

I am a patient and proud of it!

Dominick

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It was a great experience that helped me get my life back on track.

Jim

I never felt rushed like I usually do whenever I talk to doctors or other professionals.

Melissa

The staff was incredibly helpful and courteous.

Chris

The program is giving me my life back.

Danielle

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I couldn't be happier with my experience at Brightside.

Ryan

My kids have their mom back and I have a life again.

Meagan

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We understand that you have made a big step in calling us.

Thus, we provide you the Brightside PACT Promise that you will get the best treatment toward the road to recovery. 

  • Programs that Work
  • Accessibility to Treatment
  • Comfortable Transition
  • Treatment Designed for You

Do you find yourself asking?

Here are some of the questions we get asked about treatment and our clinic. If you want to learn more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

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Yes. Buprenorphine has been clinically proven to treat opiate addiction while pregnant. At Brightside, we specialize in treating woman during pregnancy. Contact us to learn more about our pregnancy program at Brightside Programs.

Yes. Suboxone and other buprenorphine medication is a very viable solution for those that don’t want to deal with the daily routine of Methadone. Due to the long lasting nature of methadone, the transition to buprenorphine is different than other opiates. Learn about our Methadone Conversion program at our Brightside Programs page.

Opioids, when abused, can make the body physically dependent on the drug and even require more as the body grows a tolerance. Medication can either help suppress the symptoms of withdrawal and inhibit the effects of opiates, such as Suboxone, or just block the effects of opiates, such as Vivitrol.

No. Whether you started taking opiates for pain or for recreation, your addiction is not your fault. These drugs can chemically take a hold of your body and push you to take more and more. Similar to a dandelion in a garden, what starts out as a pleasant surprise that you did not plant becomes a nightmare that is hard to cure.

Opiates are typically prescribed for pain relief. Common opiates are Vicodin ®, OxyContin®, Percacet®, Demerol®, Opana®, Daron®, Norco®, Lomotil®, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and Fentanyl. For a full list of opiates, including brand and slang names, please visit our Opioid Definitions page.

An opiate is a natural and synthetic narcotic analgesic that depresses the central nervous system. Collectively, natural and synthetic opiates are called opioids. Opioids are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. Opioids provide pain relief as well as extreme euphoria, if abused

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FREE OVERDOSE INJECTORS/NASAL SPRAYS

Brightside is committed to prescribing 1,000 lifesaving Naloxone injectors/nasal sprays to revive someone suffering from an overdose by May 1, 2018.

Our Blog

Learn more about this disease, its effect on family and friends, and Brightside through our weekly blog. Here are a couple of our more recent posts.

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What Is SMART Recovery® & How Can It Help With Addiction Treatment?

SMART Recovery® is an approach to addiction treatment that allows individuals to explore their condition, learn from others, and develop rational solutions to embrace sobriety. Short for Self-Management and Recovery Training, this non-profit program has successfully helped people across the globe for more than 20 years. If you’re considering your options for overcoming drug dependence,

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Is SUBOXONE® Addictive?

When actively recovering from drug addiction, it’s understandable to worry about being prescribed medicine for your addiction treatment, such as SUBOXONE®. In fact, the number one question Brightside Clinic in Northbrook and Tinley Park, IL, gets from their patients is whether or not SUBOXONE is addictive. The short answer is no. SUBOXONE simultaneously eliminates withdrawal symptoms and blocks the effects of