Heroin Addiction Treatment
HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENT FOR CHICAGO
Being addicted to heroin is a life consuming addiction. The addiction is filled with drug using rituals, an enabling environment of friends, family, and associates that perpetuate heroin use, and the risk of potential infectious diseases. When attempting to stop heroin use, many people suffer from intense withdrawal symptoms and voids in their life that were previously consumed with drug seeking behaviors and using, as well as the associated physical and social activities. Without proper treatment, these challenges can make it almost impossible to overcome addiction and resume a normal life.
At BRIGHTSIDE, we understand these challenges in overcoming heroin addiction and provide personalized treatment based on your addiction, life goals, and special needs such as pregnancy, job requirements, etc. Our unique outpatient program combines buprenorphine based medically-assisted treatment with therapy and counseling to eliminate heroin withdrawal and cravings and provide therapy to learn how to be sober again.
BUPRENORPHINE MEDICALLY-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)
Our Buprenorphine MAT Program, with products like Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, Sublocade®, and Subutex®, eliminates the cravings and withdrawals associated with heroin cessation and allows patients to immediately stop using heroin.
With outpatient treatment facilities located near Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Waukegan, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Naperville, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and DeKalb — BRIGHTSIDE provides personalized care designed for each patient based on their addiction and lifestyle. Our treatment facilities are comfortable, friendly, and discrete and offer the latest in medically-assisted treatments.
The BRIGHTSIDE MAT program follows this protocol:
The goal of an induction is to help you transition off of heroin and comforably induce (start) onto our heroin addiction treatment medicine called buprenorphine (Suboxone). At the first visit, you meet with a doctor and his treatment team, create an individualized treatment plan, and are induced on to the prescribed medication. Our staff also works to reduce the cost of the prescribed medication through insurance and other discount programs.
Over the first week of treatment, the doctor will help you stabilize and become comfortable by optimizing the daily dosage of medication. Our doctors stay in constant contact through the week, monitoring the transition, and stabilizing your body on the proper dosage. Once you are stable and comfortable, you and your doctor can finalize your customized ongoing treatment plan.
Medically-assisted treatment (MAT) can last from six (6) months to a lifetime depending on your addiction and long term goals. At BRIGHTSIDE, we continue to monitor and manage the medication on a monthly basis. During this phase of treatment, we recommend and offer CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and counseling through our BRIGHTSIDE Recovery Program as well as through some of our trusted partners (see below).
When you are ready to reduce the prescribed medication, we work with therapists and counselors to develop a taper program that will ensure a comfortable, successful completion of your medical treatment. Our philosophy is to carefully and slowly taper your medication to ensure stability and success.
BRIGHTSIDE ADDICTION COUNSELING
Routines and triggers associated with seeking and using heroin can never be complexly eliminated and patients need to learn how to change habits and fill those voids with engaging activities and routines to stay sober. Medication alone can only aid in helping you manage this new life. Only addiction counseling along with medication can provide the greatest possible success in overcoming your addiction and helping you live a new life free of opiates.
BRIGHTSIDE offers structured therapy, counseling and sober coaching in conjunction with our MAT program to help ensure that you will not only have your best chance to stop using heroin, but also to understand your old addictive lifestyle and manage a new life without drugs.
These personalized one-on-one therapy and counseling sessions can be scheduled either in conjunction with your MAT visit or separately, based on your schedule.
BRIGHTSIDE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Sometimes our clinic is the not the best option for you because you either live far away or you feel like you need to have more intensive counseling. Thus, BRIGHTSIDE has developed unique partnerships with all the major hospitals, recovery centers, and individual therapists and counselors in the Chicago land area. No matter what your situation is, we will find you the best therapy and counseling solution for your financial and recovery needs.