Since Brightside Clinic in Northbrook opened in 2015, they have seen an influx of patients, nearly 200 a month, seeking treatment for opioid addiction. To help more patients and expand access to care, Brightside Clinic announced today that it will open a new facility in Tinley Park.
According to the Will County Coroner’s office, Will County will set a new record for fatal heroin overdoses in 2016, largely in part to the prevalence of Fentanyl which causes a higher potency, cheap heroin prices and an increase in prescription opioid abuse. For those people who are ready to seek treatment, there are often long waits to see an addiction specialist or patients need to travel far distances to find a treatment center.
Brightside Clinic’s approach to care combines medically-assisted treatment (also known as Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, or Subutex®) with counseling to stabilize patients, prevent relapse and help them successfully manage their disease to lead a stable, productive life. Similar to the Northbrook office, the Tinley Park location is a modern facility where patients feel welcomed and respected. The treatment rooms are designed to allow patients to relax and comfortably speak with doctors and therapists.
Since the beginning of 2016, Brightside Clinic has treated more than 160 patients with 80 percent of them returning for month-to-month treatment, a high number compared to other treatment options that retain just 20 to 30 percent of patients during the first three to six months, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
In addition to Northbrook, Dr. Oyasu will oversee this location and will be joined by additional physicians and addiction specialists.
“When a person is ready to commit to treatment, you want them to start immediately. Waiting on a list can have dire consequences for a person whose life revolves around their next high,” said Oyasu. “It is our hope that this new location will provide greater access, not only to people located in south and southwest suburban Chicago, but also those who come from Michigan and Indiana to seek treatment.”
ABOUT BRIGHTSIDE CLINIC
Brightside Clinic is the premier treatment center for prescription drug dependency and heroin addiction in the Chicago area. Our mission is to provide medically-assisted treatment in the most discrete, convenient and friendly environment. Whether dependent on painkillers, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Demerol, and Fentanyl, or addicted to heroin, Brightside Clinic’s treatment programs are uniquely designed for each patient based on their addiction and lifestyle. Through our unique combination of Buprenorphine medically-assisted treatment (also known as Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, and Subutex®) and counseling, we get patients on their way to regaining their life.