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Virtual & Personalized Addiction Treatment Based Out of Northbrook

Northbrook, Illinois, sits on the outskirts of Chicago. Its 33,000 residents live in just over 13 square miles. When compared to Chicago and other larger metropolitan cities such as Chicago, Northbrook is a small town. However, it has made a name for itself as the site of more than one Hollywood classic. Popular films, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, Weird Science, and Risky Business, all filmed on location in Northbrook.

Today the median household income in Northbrook is just under $125,000. Although income is high for most, the poverty rate in 2019 increased by 9% to end at 3.28%. According to recent census data, the largest demographic living in poverty are females over the age of 75. Although Northbrook appears to be in good shape in terms of income and poverty (compared to larger cities close by), financial stability does not close the door on drug problems. With Chicago just down the road, Suburban Cook County and Northbrook have seen a sharp rise in overdose deaths related to heroin and fentanyl in recent years.

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Statistics of Addiction in Northbrook

Located approximately 45 minutes outside of Chicago, Northbrook struggles with many of the same drug issues seen in the city. Heroin is plentiful and far cheaper to buy than prescription pills such as Oxycodone. In 2015, Northbrook police chief Chuck Wernick indicated heroin is one of the biggest problems Northbrook has.  Like larger cities in the area, such as Chicago, Northbrook is located just off a major highway, making drug trafficking, drug sales, and drug-related deaths common problems. Northbrook is part of suburban Cook County. Although the county does not report each city individually, they do separate data into two distinct categories. Suburban Cook County includes smaller towns and cities such as Northbrook. Drug-related statistics for Chicago are reported separately from suburban Cook County statistics. In 2018, the county coroner’s office reported over 1,100 deaths related to opioid overdose. Of those, 328 occurred in suburban areas like Northbrook. Fentanyl also contributes significantly to opioid-related emergencies and death in Cook County. In 2018, the rate of death attributed to fentanyl far outpaced other opioid drugs. In suburban areas of Cook County, the rate of death linked to fentanyl-related overdose increased by 7.9% in 2017 to 9.1 per 100,000 people in 2018.  The rate of opioid-related death in suburban Cook County was highest among white males ages 25-34. The Cook County Department of Health report from 2018 indicated men were 2.5 times more likely to die from opioid overdose than women. This is in stark contrast to Chicago, where the highest rate of death was black males ages 45-64. The same Cook County Department of Health report noted that black males in Chicago were up to three times more likely to die than white or Hispanic individuals. Men of any race or ethnicity were more than 3.5 times more likely to die from opioid overdose than females in Chicago.  Also, the percentage of overdose deaths resulting from prescription painkiller abuse was higher in suburban cook county than within the Chicago city limits. In 2018, the rate of deaths involving prescription drugs was nearly 22% in suburban areas compared to 5% in Chicago. In the same year, there was an 8.8% increase in prescription drug-related deaths in cities like Northbrook, while Chicago saw a 54.4% decrease.  Fentanyl was the drug most often responsible for overdose deaths in suburban Cook County. In 2018, fentanyl was linked to 67.3% of overdose deaths, a rise of almost 25% over 2017 statistics. 

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What to Look For in a Northbrook Drug Rehab

Deciding to seek rehab to overcome drug addiction may be one of the most challenging decisions you will ever make. The program you choose must be one where you feel safe, comfortable, and supported while you focus on healing. With so many options available, picking the right rehab may seem complicated, but the team here at Brightside Recovery can help.  At Brightside, we believe everyone should have access to addiction safe, supported addiction treatment. We strive to make sure each person who turns to us for help begins treatment immediately. By offering virtual treatment options out of our Northbrook, IL rehab, we can meet this goal.  There are many factors that contribute to finding the right rehab. Choosing the right program with treatment designed for your specific needs and goals increases the likelihood that you will complete the program successfully and maintain your sobriety after treatment ends. First, you must consider what your needs are and ensure the program you choose can meet your needs.  Also, it is vital to select a treatment center where the treatment team is equipped to address your physical, psychological, and holistic needs. Also, consider the types of therapy models used as part of the treatment program. There are many different types of treatment and levels of care offered at addiction treatment centers. Your ability to immerse yourself in the program hinges on your comfort level with the treatment and the team guiding you on your recovery journey. 
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Get Help at Our Drug Rehab in Northbrook

At Brightside Recovery, we offer a comprehensive outpatient program. We are the only outpatient program in the United States with a fully functional medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy program. When you choose Brightside, our treatment team will work with you to design a treatment program. Using a combination of one-to-one, group, and family therapies, we can help you overcome your struggle with drugs and alcohol.

At our drug rehab in Northbrook, we offer programs for alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine, meth, and Xanax. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, don’t wait another day. In Northbrook, our virtual treatment program can help you get started on your journey to recovery right now. Addiction is a disease that does not often resolve without comprehensive, specific, and targeted treatment. Let the team at Brightside help you get sober. Our Northbrook, IL treatment team is ready to answer your questions and support you as you heal and overcome addiction.

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