Brightside is an opiate addiction treatment center and focuses on only treating this chronic disease. If you are dealing with other addictions, you may use the services of our addiction physicians and counselors or we can recommend some alternative treatment centers or specialists for addictions to the following drugs or medications: Barbiturates Cocaine Methamphetamines Marijuana … Continue reading What are non-opiate addictive drugs?
Yes. Just like any disease, there are different ways to cure them. Opiate addiction not only can cause psychological addiction, but chemically rewires the brain to crave the euphoria associated with opiates. If not treated medically, opiate addicts will go through excruciating pain when trying to quit. Thus, a very high percentage of patients will … Continue reading Is treatment for opiate addiction different than other addictions such as alcohol?
Immediately! We pride ourselves on being available for treatment when you need it. You can reach us by calling our in house intake specialist who can answer most questions and get you in ASAP. Once you schedule an appointment, a doctor or staff member will contact you to conduct an initial assessment and confirm your … Continue reading How quickly can I be seen?
Our program at BRIGHTSIDE is broken up into 4 stages for the medical treatment. INTAKE During the intake phase, you will be given a comprehensive substance dependence assessment, as well as an evaluation of mental status, a physical exam, and potentially a urine sample for medication compliance testing. You will also be presented the pros … Continue reading What should be my expectations for treatment?
Having an addiction is a life changing disease. Using opiates may have changed your life for the worse. So you many need to change your environment, your interactions with enabling friends and colleagues and change those activities that feed your addiction. This will all be discussed and identified during your medical visits and counseling, if … Continue reading Do I have to change my life while in treatment?
Yes. Suboxone does not inhibit your ability to drive a car. In fact, we may allow you to drive home in the middle of the induction visit to complete the induction at your home.
The total treatment could last a couple months or several years. It will depend on your addiction. In terms of each visit, the induction portion could be 1 – 4 hours, but most visits last only about 10 – 15 minutes.
If you are required to provide us a urinalysis during your visit, we will conduct it at our office. But, if we require you to get a urinalysis outside of a visit, we will work with local labs near you. All charges for urinalysis samples will be billed directly from the lab.
We are an out-of-network provider for all insurances. Thus, when you visit our clinic, you will need to pay for the cost of the appointment with the doctor. We can provide your a claim form to submit for potential reimbursement, if you insurance allows it. Your insurance can be used for paying for your medication … Continue reading Do you take insurance?
If you have an emergency associated with your addiction and need immediate attention, we would always recommend going to an emergency room or calling 911. We do not provide emergency refills on medicine. If you run out or lose your prescription medicine, you will need to schedule an appointment to see a doctor. We may … Continue reading Who do I call in case of an emergency?