New treatment center opens in Piqua

PIQUA — BrightView, an outpatient addiction treatment center, recently opened its 17th location in Piqua.

Located at 1830 W. High St., Piqua, BrightView treats patients dealing with heroin or opiate addiction, as well as other drug or alcohol addictions.

“We are poised to work with the Piqua community to save lives and bring more hope to the region by treating addiction compassionately and effectively,” Dr. Shawn Ryan, co-founder and chief medical officer of BrightView, said. “Our center in Dayton has grown tremendously, and we are excited to expand into Piqua. We are certain that as we work with partners in the region, we will see improvements one life, one patient at a time, which will result in positive trends. This is an outstanding community, and we look forward to helping people here achieve lasting recovery.”

BrightView opened its first location in May 2015 in Norwood, and other locations include Columbus, Dayton, Canton, Akron, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Toledo, Springfield, Wilmington, Warren, Ashtabula, and Youngstown.

“We are very compassionate,” Vivian Sickinger, director of operations, said, adding that BrightView hires passionate individuals seeking to help those living with addiction.

Sickinger said some of their employees are in recovery themselves, saying, “They can really identify with the patients, as well.”

Treatment is on an individual basis as BrightView clinicians take into consideration what they believe will work best for each patient. Treatment programs usually include medication assisted therapy (MAT), individual and group counseling, peer recovery support, and wraparound social support services that help patients achieve lasting recovery.

“The patients are treated with the utmost respect,” Sickinger said. “They know that we’re here to take care of them.”

The induction process includes a full exam and assessment performed by qualified medical staff. Medication is used to make patients feel better quickly, and other medical, social, and psychological needs are also addressed. The outpatient model offers treatment that works into day-to-day life and is not disruptive to work and family schedules. BrightView accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and all major insurances. Sickinger added if patients do not have insurance, they will work with patients to get applied for Medicaid.

People or families seeking help can call BrightView at (833) 510-HELP (4357) 24-hours per day, 7 days a week. Treatment often begins the same day or next day, and walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. on weekdays. For patients suffering from withdrawal, it takes less than four hours on average from the time they walk in the door to receive the medication they need, complete their very first counseling session, and begin recovery with BrightView.

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