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7 Signs of Opiate Addiction

7 Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiates include prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine. These substances are effective pain relievers when taken as directed by a physician. However, the calming effects that opioid painkillers produce are habit-forming and can lead to future patterns of abuse. Detecting drug abuse early on is the most effective way of preventing an 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,

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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: 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

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The Effects of Drug Dependence on Everyday Life

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

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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

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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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Understanding Drug Dependence as a Disease

To counter drug dependence, one must first understand how to define it. Realizing addiction is a disease rather than a choice is the first step toward healing. To help, Brightside Clinic, a top addiction treatment center in Northbrook, Tinley Park, and North Aurora, Illinois, has shared their knowledge on drug dependence. Drug Dependence Changes the Brain Addiction

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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, Tinley Park, and North Aurora, Illinois,