Sixty Percent More Patients Remain In Brightside’s Medically-Assisted Treatment Plan
During the first seven months of 2016, a remarkable 80 percent of Brightside Clinic’s patients returned month-to-month for treatment. This is staggering when compared to other treatment options that retain just 20 to 30 percent of patients during the first three to six months, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Brightside Clinic’s high retention rates can be attributed to the clinic’s unique treatment plan and one-of-a-kind approach to recovery. Brightside Clinic’s medically-assisted treatment plan pairs the clinic’s recovery counseling programs with Suboxone (or buprenorphine), a medication that virtually stops withdrawal symptoms and cravings from opiate drugs like heroin and painkillers.
Brightside Clinic treats patients in a revolutionary way by combining what is generally found as individual treatment options into one, proven approach. By medically stabilizing the patient, we’re able to help prevent relapse over a greater period of time, which results in a high retention rate for treatment. Ultimately, our patients are equipped to successfully manage their disease of addiction over their lifetime.”
The unique experience at Brightside Clinic doesn’t stop with the treatment plan. From the moment a patient walks through the door, the Brightside approach is different. With their compassionate team and modern facility, patients love the warmth they experience. They’re used to being shamed most places they go, but they actually like coming to Brightside because they feel welcomed and respected there.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that between 26.4 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Use of both opioids and heroin has grown tremendously in the Chicago area, and Brightside is continuing to help those suffering from the disease of addiction.
“In 2016, Brightside Clinic has seen a 57-percent increase in patients looking to quit opiates and start a new life in recovery,” said Phil Atteberry, chief business officer at Brightside Clinic.
ABOUT BRIGHTSIDE CLINIC
Brightside Clinic is the premier treatment center for prescription drug dependency and heroin addiction in the Chicago area. Our mission is to provide medically-assisted treatment in the most discrete, convenient and friendly environment. Whether dependent on painkillers, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Demerol, and Fentanyl, or addicted to heroin, Brightside Clinic’s treatment programs are uniquely designed for each patient based on their addiction and lifestyle. Through our unique combination of Buprenorphine medically-assisted treatment (also known as Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, and Subutex®) and counseling, we get patients on their way to regaining their life.