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. After discussing the issues, Dold said he understands that this threat is real and needs to be addressed. He said he is working within legislature on solutions to tackle this insurmountable epidemic and we at BRIGHTSIDE are hopeful that these solutions come quickly and create real change in how the government views and treats this addiction.
BRIGHTSIDE is an outpatient opiate addiction clinic that is dedicated in changing the way people are treated for heroin addiction and opiate dependence. We provide both medically-assisted treatment with Buprenorphine (ie, Suboxone, Zubsolv, and Subutex) and individual counseling for patients and are always taking new patients. BRIGHTSIDE is located in Northbrook, IL. (www.brightsideclinic.com)