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What are non-opiate addictive drugs?

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?

Is treatment for opiate addiction different than other addictions such as alcohol?

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?

What should be my expectations for treatment?

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?

Do I have to change my life while in 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?