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BRIGHTSIDE Clinic Northbrook, IL

4.99 miles from the center of Northbrook, IL

The Premier Treatment Center for Opioid Addiction

About BRIGHTSIDE Clinic Northbrook, IL

BRIGHTSIDE is the leader in opioid addiction treatment. Since our inception in 2015, we have started thousands of people on their road to recovery from heroin and opioid abuse.

Our unique, evidence-based program with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been recognized by the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and the Annals of Internal Medicine as the best way to treat someone suffering from opioid addiction.

Our results speak for themselves:

– 87% of our patients successfully continue treatment (Other programs can have as low as a 20% success rate);
– 98% of patients report being either stable or progressing towards stability in their recovery, and;
– 9.75 out of 10 patient satisfaction rating.


Dr. David Kushner

Medical Director

Dr. David Kushner is board certified in Addiction Medicine and is the Medical Director at BRIGHTSIDE Clinic where he has treated hundreds of patients with Opioid Use Disorder. He is known for his cutting edge, patient centered and collaborative approach to addressing this challenging, yet treatable condition. He also treats critically ill patients in a hospital setting and therefore he has vast experience treating Opioid dependent patients in multiple settings.

Dr Kushner has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Michigan State University (1990). He received his Medical Degree from Midwestern University (1997) and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (2000). He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and is married with three children.

Honors and Endorsements:

- Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
- Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine (Society of Hospital Medicine)
- Fellow of The American College of Physicians
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lisa Benedetto, MS, NCC, LPC

Clinical Director

Lisa specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach focuses on the importance of the synergistic integration of thoughts and behavior to make changes. She assists clients to develop coping skills to think, feel and behave in a way that aligns with their personal and unique values and goals.

Shari Kalik-Miller, MS, NCC, LPC, JD

Clinical Director

As a lawyer turned psychotherapist, Shari has successfully helped clients feel seen in a hectic legal environment. She now assists clients as a Person Centered therapist to feel seen, heard and supported, while reducing anxiety and increasing peace of mind and comfort in one’s own skin.


Brightside Clinic not only inspires hope and recovery but creates a culture of respect for its patients by treating each person with dignity. No one is looked down upon for any reason. The doctors and staff are the kind that are truly changing lives and making a difference!!!! Dr. Kush deserves a special shout out for being one of the most down to earth, compassionate and caring doctors I’ve ever encountered! Love you all! - T.L.

Great place!! Has helped so many people I know and continues to do as much as they can for addicts and families!! Love the place and would recommend to anyone needing help!! - J.K.

Can’t begin to explain how thankful I am for brightside. I was a 3 year heroin addict and was running out of options when I found brightside. They treat you like a hunan being, not like a junkie. They’re helpful, not condescending. And they actually care. Haven’t had a single hiccup of a problem here since I started months ago. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. - P.D.

333 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL, 60062

(224) 205-7863

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