Addiction to opioids is reaching epidemic levels in the United States. The CDC says in 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year. More than 6 in 10 of those deaths involved an opioid. Now, a clinic in Chicago is celebrating one year of helping patients with prescription drug dependency and heroin addiction.
The BrightSide Clinic in Northbrook was founded by Dr. Kenji Oyasu. The clinic sees more than 150 patients each month and provides immediate access to medically-assisted treatment. BrightSide Clinic is the only provider of medically-assisted treatment programs in the Chicago area. Dr. Kenji Oyasu, and Patient Care Coordinator Bill Ayars, visited ABC 7 to talk about their treatments and the need of their patients.
Drug addiction clinic celebrates first anniversary
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