Author: Philip Atteberry


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

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FAQs About Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment

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 and Tinley Park, IL, are here to discuss everything you need to know about this form of treatment and what it entails.

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Brightside expands medication-assisted treatment to include Vivitrol

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


3 Tips for Staying in Recovery After Addiction Treatment

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

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3 Alternatives to Opiates for Pain Management

While opiates are an effective form of pain relief, they are also highly addictive and only a temporary form of treatment. Fortunately, if you are suffering from a chronic condition or injury, there are other alternative treatment options available without the need for prescription painkillers. Serving residents throughout Northbrook and Tinley Park, IL, the professionals at


After Addiction Treatment: 5 Ways to Stay on the Recovery Path

After addiction treatment ends, many face the challenge of learning how to embrace sobriety outside the walls of a rehab center. With the right resources and attitude, however, it’s completely possible to protect all the hard work you put into your health. To help individuals discover the positive possibilities of life after treatment, Brightside Clinic