Heroin and Opiate Addiction Rehabilitation Clinic

Located in Northbrook and Tinley Park

BRIGHTSIDE is a specialized outpatient rehabilitation clinic that only treats heroin and opiate addiction.  Thus, we understand the challenges in overcoming heroin and opiate addiction. Our  detox and treatment programs combine the latest in medically-assisted treatments with counseling.  We have already helped hundreds of people in the Chicagoland area start their road to recovery.

The core of our treatment is our PACT Promise:

  • Programs that Work with the Highest Level of Care
  • Accessibility to Treatment within the Same or Next Day
  • Comfortable and Convenient Treatment Environment
  • Treatments Design for the Patient.

Do you find yourself asking

Q: What is an opiate?

A: An opiate is a natural and synthetic narcotic analgesic that depresses the central nervous system. Collectively, natural and synthetic opiates are called opioids. Opioids are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. Opioids provide pain relief as well as extreme euphoria, if abused

Q: What are Prescription Opiates?

A: Opiates are typically prescribed for pain relief. Common opiates are Vicodin®, OxyContin®, Percacet®, Demerol®, Opana®, Daron®, Norco®, Lomotil®, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and Fentanyl. For a full list of opiates, including brand and slang names, please visit our Opioid Definitions page.

Q: Am I a failure for being addicted?

A: No. Whether you started taking opiates for pain or for recreation, your addiction is not your fault. These drugs can chemically take a hold of your body and push you to take more and more. Similar to a dandelion in a garden, what starts out as a pleasant surprise that you did not plant becomes a nightmare that is hard to cure.

Q: Do I need medicine to overcome opiate addition?

A: Opioids, when abused, can make the body physically dependent on the drug and even require more as the body grows a tolerance.  Medication can either help suppress the symptoms of withdrawal and inhibit the effects of opiates, such as Suboxone, or just block the effects of opiates, such as Vivitrol.

Q: Can I be converted from Methadone to Suboxone?

A: Yes. Suboxone and other buprenorphine medication is a very viable solution for those that don’t want to deal with the daily routine of Methadone. Due to the long lasting nature of methadone, the transition to buprenorphine is different than other opiates. Learn about our Methadone Conversion program at our Brightside Programs page.

Q: Can I get treatment if pregnant?

A: Yes. Buprenorphine has been clinically proven to treat opiate addiction while pregnant. At Brightside, we specialize in treating woman during pregnancy. Contact us to learn more about our pregnancy program at Brightside Programs.

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Respectful and Comfortable Treatment

  • Everyone should receive the highest level of care immediately regardless of their background, finances, or insurances.  At our rehabilitation clinics, we treat everyone with the highest level of respect with comfortable treatment rooms.

We Have Availability to See Patients Typically the Same or Next Day.  Call Us Day or Night at 224-205-7863 To Start Your Recovery Today.


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