Can I ever stop taking treatment medication?

Yes! In many cases, you can transition to stopping the medical treatment of the program. It will all depend on what opiate you were addicted to prior to coming to Brightside. But, understand that transition off the medication may take up to several months or even years. Some opiates, such as heroin, can have a lasting effect on the brain. To properly reduce the amount of medication during treatment, we will need to very slowly change the brain away from needing the external opiate. If too much is removed, withdrawal symptoms could return. Our goal at Brightside is to make sure that we build a program for you that will eliminate your need for addicting opiates and move you toward a drug free life.

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