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BRIGHTSIDE Illinois

BRIGHTSIDE Meets with Illinois Rep. Bob Dold

On January 20th, 2016, the BRIGHTSIDE team had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Illinois Rep. Bob Dold about the heroin crisis facing the Chicagoland area. During the meeting, we discussed several key issues around the heroin epidemic and we suggested some potential solutions to get people better and more affordable longer-term treatment. … Continue reading BRIGHTSIDE Meets with Illinois Rep. Bob Dold


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BRIGHTSIDE Celebrates…Meagan

Meagan can still remember the first pain pill she ever took. On the day of her high school graduation, she took a Vicodin. She loved the high so much she soon tried OxyContin and other pain pills. Growing up in Missouri with divorced parents who let her live a “free range” childhood, Meagan started experimenting … Continue reading BRIGHTSIDE Celebrates…Meagan


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Q: Am I a failure for being addicted?

A: 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 … Continue reading Q: Am I a failure for being addicted?


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Q: Can I be converted from Methadone to Suboxone?

A: 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.


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