I spent many years attempting to get sober, staying sober for a few months/weeks and then falling back into my terrible habits very quickly and heading back into detox.
Even if you do not anticipate a problem during the holidays, it is important to recognize the high frequency of relapse during this time.
Opiate based medication is a group of drugs that include morphine, fentanyl and hydrocodone. Prescribed for pain relief and considered safe when taken by the instructions from a reputable doctor, the soothing effects of this class of drug mean that they have a high risk of users developing abusive habits. The most effective way of … Continue reading 7 Signs of Opiate Addiction
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, … Continue reading What Is SMART Recovery® & How Can It Help With Addiction Treatment?
The short answer is no. Suboxone simultaneously eliminates withdrawal symptoms and blocks the effects of opioids. Brightside Clinic specifically uses this product in our treatments to help make the detox transition as smooth as possible and takes steps toward a healthier body and mind overall. When actively recovering from drug addiction, it’s understandable to worry … Continue reading Is SUBOXONE® Addictive?
Medication-assisted addiction treatment is a form of therapy utilizing FDA-approved medications to improve a user’s chance of achieving a successful recovery. While this method is controversial, the caring counselors at BRIGHTSIDE Clinic in Northbrook, Tinley Park, and North Aurora, Illinois are here to discuss everything you need to know about this form of treatment and what it … Continue reading FAQs: Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment
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Addiction can negatively impact your life in a variety of ways. From body chemistry to finances and relationships, the effects are often devastating and widespread. Below, the addiction treatment specialists at Brightside Clinic in Northbrook, Tinley Park, and North Aurora IL, further discuss the impact of addiction on everyday life. 5 Areas of Life Affected … Continue reading The Effects of Drug Dependence on Everyday Life
Medication-assisted treatment is a very effective strategy to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. Brightside has been the leader in providing outpatient treatment for this condition using counseling and medication-assisted treatment with Buprenorphine products, such as Suboxone. It is now expanding its medical treatment options to include Naltrexone injections, known as Vivitrol, to be given … Continue reading Brightside expands medication-assisted treatment to include Vivitrol
Addiction is a powerful disease, and even people who have successfully entered recovery are at risk of relapsing at any time. Many individuals who complete addiction treatment find themselves facing the same personal, professional, and social situations they were in before entering recovery, which can threaten their sobriety. Below, the compassionate team at Brightside Clinic … Continue reading 3 Tips for Staying in Recovery After Addiction Treatment