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The Jam is Live | October 26

Watch Here! We’re expecting a new SCOTUS Justice to be confirmed, and Diana Gutiérrez gives us a peak at how Day of the Dead is being celebrated virtually. Dr. David Kushner, Medical Director of Brightside Clinic, walks us through the signs to looks out for to see if your loved ones need extra support. Plus, Emmy … Continue reading The Jam is Live | October 26


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BRIGHTSIDE Clinic Opens Location in Ottawa

    Joins Empowering Minds Counseling and Therapy aimed at targeting patients’ needs under one roof. Northern Illinois BRIGHTSIDE Clinic is partnering with Empowering Minds Counseling and Therapy opening its’ latest location in Ottawa on Friday, December 4th. With seven locations throughout Northern Illinois, BRIGHTSIDE Clinic has been treating those affected by opioid addiction since 2015. Their highly effective customized … Continue reading BRIGHTSIDE Clinic Opens Location in Ottawa


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BRIGHTSIDE Opens Addiction Clinic in Belvidere

BELVIDERE — BRIGHTSIDE Clinic opened its newest location in Belvidere Thursday. At 1667 Belvidere Road, the clinic is one of six BRIGHTSIDE locations throughout Northern Illinois that treat those affected by opiod addiction. Their customized programs of therapy and counseling combined with medically assisted treatment (MAT) eliminates withdrawal symptoms and cravings to help people regain … Continue reading BRIGHTSIDE Opens Addiction Clinic in Belvidere


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The Other Second Wave: COVID Stressors, Politics, and the Holidays

            Holidays can be hard for everyone, whether it be relationships, not being able to spend time with family, painful memories of those we have lost, financial strain, etc. They tend to bring up all types of emotions and not all of them are joyous or cause for celebration. This … Continue reading The Other Second Wave: COVID Stressors, Politics, and the Holidays


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7 Signs of Opiate Addiction

7 Signs of Opiate Addiction

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


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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, … Continue reading What Is SMART Recovery® & How Can It Help With Addiction Treatment?


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Is SUBOXONE® Addictive?

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?


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FAQs: 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, 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