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What is Maintenance?

Once we have stabilized your dosage, we then move into the maintenance phase of the medical treatment. The goal during this phase is to stop the withdrawal symptoms and start treating the heart of the addiction. This phase can last anywhere from a couple months, to several years, or a life time based on the

What is induction?

The purpose of induction is to identify the correct level of medication for your treatment. If the level of medication is too low, you will continue to feel the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. If it is too much, the dosage can precipitate withdrawal and cost you more than is necessary. Constant contact during

Medicine versus counseling

Once you have decided on what your life needs in terms of outpatient or inpatient support, you have different options on how you receive treatment. The main question you will need to decide is if and how you want to receive medical treatment. All programs recommend some form of counseling. At an inpatient treatment center,

What are my different options in treatment? What are the pros and cons of the different treatments?

There a couple different approaches to treatment. The following information is for information purposes only and is not meant to endorse any specific treatment option. In full disclosure, Brightside is an outpatient buprenorphine (Suboxone) clinic. People can chose a couple different options when looking for treatment. Here is quick reference on the different options for