Opioid & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Outpatient Medication Assisted Recovery
We understand that patients battling a substance use disorder are more than a name on a sign-in sheet — they are individuals doing the hardest thing they will ever do in their lives. SaVida Health is committed to pursuing the most effective forms of evidence-based, outpatient treatment with care and empathy. We can help your recovery from Opioid or Alcohol Addiction or Dependence.
To be successful, outpatient treatment requires not just medication, but also counseling and case management. SaVida Health understands the chronic nature of substance use disorders and that, for most, recovery is a journey, not a destination; comprehensive services will empower individuals to continue to progress toward a healthier, more stable life.
To improve the lives of people with opioid or alcohol addiction through respectful, compassionate and effective treatment.
Opioid & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Services
What We Do
SaVida Health is a healthcare practice with licensed and trained physicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, social workers and support staff. We specialize in providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) including counseling and recovery support services for those struggling with opioid and/or alcohol use disorder. Our protocols and procedures are based on the highest standards recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and often relapsing disease involving a chemical imbalance in the brain. As such, our trained and licensed providers prescribe buprenorphine and naltrexone, in addition to providing counseling and case management, to relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that cause chemical imbalances. Both medications are safe and effective at treating addiction. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Medical Association (AMA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), SAMHSA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies promote MAT as first line treatment for opioid use disorder because research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat substance use disorders and dramatically reduce mortality.
FDA approved and provider-prescribed and monitored medication to support your opioid or alcohol dependence recovery.
In-House Counseling Services
Long-term recovery is made possible through counseling. SaVida offers group, individual, family and intensive outpatient counseling.
Personalized Support Services
Case managers are counselors and social workers dedicated to assisting our patients in removing barriers to their recovery by helping them meet essential needs like housing, transportation, and child care.
What Makes us Different?
Whether the patient is seeking recovery help for the first time, has tried recovery before and encountered a setback or is frustrated with their existing treatment program, SaVida Health meets each patient where they are in their individual recovery journey with a personalized outpatient treatment plan to eliminate as many obstacles to success as possible. Using an integrated approach of medical treatment, counseling, and case management, SaVida Health is equipped to help patients manage their substance use disorder. SaVida Health expedites and simplifies the treatment process, empowering patients to successfully manage their disorder for the long term.
At all our locations Savida Health provides individual and group counseling, medication (FDA approved) assisted treatment and recovery support services designed to enable our patients to meet essential needs like housing, child care and transportation. Many of our locations also provide intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment and treat the co-occurring mental illnesses that so often accompany a substance use disorder. We will continue to expand our capabilities to better support your or your loved one’s recovery..
By employing evidence-based, outpatient treatment that is comprehensive, effective, and compassionate, SaVida Health provides the foundation that patients need to find a path to recovery. Patients who trust SaVida Health find the strength and support to embark on their recovery journey to a healthier, more stable life.
Medication Assisted Therapy Treatment Options
Patients at SaVida Health can qualify for treatment if they meet diagnostic criteria for Opioid Dependence, Alcohol Dependence or both. They may also have a co-occurring dependence to other harmful substances, including the use of illicit benzodiazepines, amphetamines, cocaine, cannabis, and others.
Our treatment goals include developing a plan to help the patient achieve sobriety with all harmful substances.
Patients receive individualized medical evaluations to determine the most appropriate medication assistance plan.
Also known by their brand names – Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, Sublocade
Candidates for Buprenorphine include:
Persons addicted to opioids for greater than 3 months duration
Persons willing to comply with our patient treatment contract
Persons who wish to switch from Methadone opioid replacement therapy to buprenorphine
Suboxone (Buprenorphine and Naloxone)
Suboxone is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone.
- Suboxone comes as a sublingual (taken under the tongue) strip or tabet.
Sublocade (Buprenorphine extended release)
- The active ingredient of Sublocade is buprenorphine.
- Sublocade is designed to deliver buprenorphine at a controlled rate over a one-month period.
- Sublocade is delivered by injection once a month.
Also known by its brand name – Vivitrol
Candidates for Naltrexone include:
Persons with sustained sobriety who are tapering off Suboxone and want continued medication-assisted relapse prevention.
Persons who are currently on Suboxone but are not succeeding in maintaining sobriety with this treatment with either alcohol or opioids.
Persons who have been detoxed from Alcohol and need relapse prevention and/or maintenance therapy.
Patients who are alcohol dependent, are actively drinking and are deemed a safe candidate for outpatient treatment by clinical evaluation.
Persons who have completed inpatient detox for Opioids, need relapse prevention but do not want to initiate buprenorphine.
Persons who will not be able to use buprenorphine during current employment
Persons who were recently incarcerated, are now not opioid dependent but need assistance maintaining sobriety.
Patients who describe an intense craving for either opioids or alcohol but are not deemed dependent at this juncture.
Why Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) vs. Methadone?
Both buprenorphine-naloxone (brand names Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) and methadone are FDA approved medicines used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal). Unlike methadone treatment, which requires daily visits to a methadone clinic, buprenorphine treatment allows a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner to prescribe medications like Suboxone for at-home dosing, significantly increasing treatment access and allowing clients the convenience of less frequent visits to their healthcare provider. Now there is also an option for a monthly injection (Sublocade) as well. Depending on where the patient is in their recovery journey, visit frequency typically ranges from weekly to as little as monthly. Buprenorphine also has unique pharmacological properties that help lower the potential for abuse and overdose. Make an appointment with a SaVida Health today to find out if buprenorphine treatment combined with counseling is right for you.
The Savida Difference
I have met the woman of my dreams, bought a home, new truck, a motorcycle and was given the most precious gift I have ever received in my life by having my son.
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Savida Success Stories
The Most Precious Gift-Testimonial by Jordan
I started using opioids in 2008 after my father died. I was in and out of jail in Florida until I moved back home to the Berkshires. I Continued to use on and off. New Year’s Eve 2013, I was just sick and tired of living that way and having nothing and began with Experience Wellness Centers Pittsfield office ( Now Savida Health).
I am coming up on four years clean and sober. Making the decision to get help and stay clean with the support of staff, family and friends. I have met the woman of my dreams, bought a home , new truck , a motorcycle and was given the most precious gift I have ever received in my life by having my son.
Take charge of your life. Start your recovery today. (833) 356-4080.
Our Mission Is You
We believe in respectful, compassionate and effective treatment to improve the lives of people with opioid or alcohol dependencies. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids each day. Additionally, an estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
This crisis affects individuals, entire families, and our local communities. Providing access to science-based treatment in a truly supportive and caring environment is our passion. Strengthening the communities we serve is part of our mission.