Detailed answers to our most frequently asked questions.
What is the cost of outpatient treatment at BrightView?
The cost of treatment is based on individual clinical needs and services provided. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and every major form of insurance to offset these. Regardless of your insurance status, we will make sure you get help if you want it. Please call one of our patient service representatives if you have questions about specific fees associated with our programs.
What insurance plans does BrightView accept?
Currently, we accept Aetna, Anthem, CareSource, Molina, Humana (Humana Behavioral Health, Humana Medicare Advantage, and Humana MediGold), Medical Mutual of Ohio – Mercy Health HMO, Paramount, United Healthcare, and Medicare. Check back periodically for updates to our accepted plans. We also participate with Ohio Workers Comp, Buckeye Products: Cenpatico (Ohio Medicaid), Alwell (Ohio Medicare), Ambetter (Ohio Marketplace), Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Optum. We are always working to become an in-network provider with all of the major insurers in Ohio.
Do you follow a 12-step model?
The 12-step model is not a mandatory part of our comprehensive treatment model, but we strongly encourage patients to participate in a 12-step group or another self-help group during their treatment and recovery. We do require patients to participate in individual and/or group therapy because it offers more clinical therapy than 12-step meetings or self-help groups usually provide.
Is BrightView an inpatient program?
No. We only offer outpatient treatment programs so you can get the help you need without uprooting your entire life.
What does outpatient treatment involve?
Our outpatient treatment programs are based on proven practices. And because they are most effective in a group setting, we combine individual, group, and family therapy sessions with a monthly physician visit. The length of our program is based on the personal needs of the patient.
What is BrightView’s program like?
Our programs avoid confrontational and adversarial treatments. Instead we work with you to help you feel comfortable enough to share in group therapy sessions. We do our best to provide an energetic, supportive and healing environment for patients and their families.
What is addiction medicine and what makes it different from other fields of practice?
Addiction medicine identifies and treats people with disorders caused by or worsened by the use of addictive substances. These substances include nicotine, alcohol, opiates, stimulant drugs and marijuana. Addiction medicine specialists can help:
- Assess substance use disorders
- Manage withdrawal
- Consult with other physicians to identify and manage patients whose disorders are directly linked to the use of these substances
- Help a patient find treatment programs to stop substance-related problems
- Develop goal-based treatment programs for patients
- Change the environment to change social, behavioral and pharmacologic inputs that cause continued substance use and dependence
- Research the genetic and neuro-biologic aspects of addiction, with the ultimate goal of developing improved methods of prevention, early intervention and treatment (behavioral and pharmacologic) of addictive disorders
Can a person come for detox and not participate in the counseling portion of BrightView’s program?
No. We have found that detox without therapy and social support does not lead to long-lasting recovery, so we do not offer detoxification as a stand-alone service.
What is buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
Buprenorphine is a medication commonly used to treat opioid addiction like methadone and naltrexone. A patient taking buprenorphine feels normal, not high, but their symptoms are reduced because their brain thinks it’s receiving the problem opioid. Buprenorphine also diminishes cravings. If cravings continue to be a problem, your doctor will adjust your medication to help reduce them. Buprenorphine is a pill that dissolves under the tongue. It should NOT be chewed or swallowed. It comes in two forms. Suboxone® which contains buprenorphine plus another medication called naloxone. The naloxone is added to prevent abuse and brings on withdrawal in people who abuse the buprenorphine by injecting it. Subutex® contains only buprenorphine. This form is prescribed if you should not take naloxone for any reason, like if you are allergic or pregnant. The pill is taken once a day. Over time, the dosing interval may continue as once a day or change to every other day.
Do you provide buprenorphine (Suboxone) without requiring the patient to participate in counseling?
No, we do not give buprenorphine to a patient unless they are willing to participate in one of our comprehensive treatment programs.
I am addicted to pain pills, but I have pain. What can I do?
The BrightView staff works with some of the best pain management specialists in the region. We will work with those specialists to find an approach to managing your pain while trying to reduce and eventually eliminate your use of pain pills.
Are patients required to visit BrightView each day to receive their daily prescription of buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
No. Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is not controlled the same way methadone is because it has a lower potential for abuse and is less dangerous. Prescriptions are given to patients based on their ongoing success and we can give the patient enough medication for days or even weeks at a time.
Who can prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
Only qualified doctors with the necessary DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) identification numbers are able to start in-office treatment and provide prescriptions for ongoing medication. CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) maintains a database to help patients find qualified physicians.
How is buprenorphine (Suboxone) supplied?
Suboxone comes in 2 mg and 8 mg strengths as sublingual (placed under the tongue to dissolve) tablets.
Where can patients get buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
We can dispense Suboxone at most BrightView facilities. Suboxone is also available in most commercial pharmacies including most Walgreens, CVS and Kroger locations.
Where can I go for more information on buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
Please visit: buprenorphine information.
Does BrightView treat adolescents?
No. We do not treat anyone under the age of 18.
What to Expect
This is what your addiction treatment program at BrightView will look like.