addiction Treatment FOR OPIOIDS in Pennsylvania

The opioid crisis is America’s second largest health crisis in the U.S. (next to Covid-19) and the number of reported addictions and deaths associated to these drugs is staggering. Over 65% of all drug-related deaths in the U.S. are connected to opioids, with nearly 200 people fatally overdosing every day. Opioids are prescription drugs that are intended to alleviate pain, either after surgery or chronic pain. Common opioids include fentanyl, hydrocodone, tramadol, and oxycodone. Although these drugs are routinely used by doctors, they are often overprescribed. Opioid users swiftly develop a tolerance and must use more to get the same effect. This is leads to addiction and overdose, which can be fatal. Others simply become dependent on the pain medication, which becomes problematic when the prescribing doctor stops issuing the script. At the same time, the illegal fentanyl found in so many street drugs is causing record overdose deaths around the world.

At BriteLife, we take an aggressive approach to opioid use disorder. After all, it is a life or death situation for anyone addicted. Clients begin with a comfortable detox that gets them through the worst part of opioid withdrawals. Upon successful completion, clients move onto our residential program where they will immerse themselves in individual therapy and evidence-based addiction programs. Our doctors and clinicians will also address any co-occurring disorders while mapping out a custom treatment plan. BriteLife offers a higher (and more intense) level of care than most other addiction treatment centers. 

"The CDC estimates that, in 2021, the number of opioid-related (mostly fentanyl) overdose deaths rose from 70,000 to 80,000—making up the majority of the country’s record 107,000 overdose deaths."


  • Opioids are taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than anticipated.
  • Unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control opioid use.
  • Spending a lot of time to obtain the opioid, use the opioid, or recover from its effects.
  • Craving to use opioids.
  • Recurrent opioid use resulting in failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home.
  • Continued opioid use in spite of having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or aggravated by the effects of opioids.
  • Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of opioid use.
  • Recurrent opioid use in situations in which it is physically dangerous.
  • Continued use despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by opioids.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioids

Medications like Suboxone have been used to treat opioid use disorder for some time. Studies have shown that medication-assisted opioid treatment has proven to be the most effective approach when compared with psychotherapy by itself. Our evidence-based treatment program includes Suboxone and other buprenorphine products. However, MAT clients must continue to undergo behavioral therapy simultaneously. It is the most responsible and efficient way of treating opioid dependency. Medication assisted treatment is not one size fits all. Some clients may only need MAT care during detox while others may require a long-term approach. Our doctors will collaborate with you on the best approach with a full understanding of your drug history and a complete physical assessment, along with any other medical conditions.

If you or a loved one is battling opioid addiction, please reach out to our admission team at 866-470-1464. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • 544 Iron Ridge Rd., Hanover, PA, 17331
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