The Brightside Difference – Why Sixty Percent More Patients Remain in Treatment

For those suffering from addiction – and their family and friends, recovery may seem like an unattainable lifestyle change. But, Brightside Clinic provides new hope through its highly successful retention rates – in fact, 60 percent more patients remain in treatment with us, which is critical to true, long-term recovery.

During the first seven months of 2016, a remarkable 80 percent of Brightside Clinic’s patients returned month-to-month for treatment. This is staggering when compared to other treatment options that retain just 20 to 30 percent of patients during the first three to six months1.

Why does Brightside retain such a high rate of patients?
The high retention rates can be attributed to the combination of our unique treatment plan and one-of-a-kind approach to recovery.
Our treatment plan pairs counseling programs with Suboxone (or buprenorphine), a medication that virtually stops withdrawal symptoms and cravings from opiate drugs like heroin and painkillers. Click here to learn more about this treatment plan.
Brightside Clinic treats patients in a revolutionary way by combining what is generally found as individual treatment options into one, proven approach. By medically stabilizing the patient, Brightside Clinic is able to help prevent relapse over a greater period of time, which results in a high retention rate for treatment. Ultimately, their patients are equipped to truly manage their disease of addiction over a lifetime.

The unique experience at Brightside Clinic doesn’t stop with the treatment plan. From the moment a patient walks through the door, the Brightside approach is different.

Brightside Clinic’s patients love the warmth they experience with the compassionate team and modern facility. They feel welcomed and respected at Brightside, and they’re used to being shamed most places they go.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that between 26.4 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Use of both opioids and heroin has grown tremendously in the Chicago metropolitan area and especially in the suburban areas.
“In 2016, Brightside Clinic has seen a 57-percent increase in patients looking to quit opiates and start a new life in recovery,” said Phil Atteberry, chief business officer at Brightside Clinic.

1 “The therapeutic community claims a 30% success rate, but they only count people who complete the program,” according to Joseph A. Califano Jr., founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse and a former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. “Seventy to eighty percent drop out in three to six months.” More: