The Connection Between Low Income, Medicaid, and Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has left no demographic untouched, but its impact on lower-income communities and Medicaid recipients is particularly pronounced. Understanding this connection is crucial in addressing the epidemic effectively. At SaVida Health, we’re committed to providing solutions tailored to this demographic, ensuring that care is both accessible and affordable. The Socio-Economic Landscape of Opioid […]

Opioid Overdose

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdose. The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a national crisis. Now more than ever, it is important to learn the warning signs of opioid overdose and what to do in an emergency.

Information About Opioid Addiction For Loved Ones

Opioid Overdose Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdose. The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a national crisis. Now more than ever, it is important to learn the warning signs of opioid overdose and what to do […]

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Dependence

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The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths in the United States from prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone, have quintupled since 1999. This article […]

Addiction is a Disease: Destigmatizing the Term “Addict”

Someone dies from a drug overdose every 7.5 minutes in the United States, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). This is nearly a 100% increase since 2010. These deaths mean orphaned children, childless parents, and crushed spouses. By understanding and destigmatizing addiction, those numbers can be reduced. When […]

Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas

  Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas The 2023 holiday season is coming to a close. You made it through the Christmas holiday with your sobriety intact, and that’s something to celebrate. Just one more holiday milestone to navigate: New Year’s. New Year’s Eve 2023 is set to be one of the biggest […]

You Can Transition From Methadone to Suboxone – I’m Living Proof

Getting off methadone can be difficult. When done properly, however, switching from methadone to Suboxone can make for a smart transition plan. People have different reasons for making the switch from methadone to Suboxone. Some of the most common motivations include: A desire to avoid daily clinic visits and long wait times to dose Perceived […]

Suboxone Saved My Life

I grew up believing the lies of addiction stigma. Addiction only happens to bad people. If someone gets hooked on drugs, they can just decide to stop whenever they want. People who come from stable homes don’t need to worry about addiction. Dangerous drugs are sold on the streets by scary-looking dealers. I didn’t have […]

You Can Transition From Methadone to Suboxone – I’m Living Proof

Getting off methadone can be difficult. When done properly, however, switching from methadone to Suboxone can make for a smart transition plan. People have different reasons for making the switch from methadone to Suboxone. Some of the most common motivations include: A desire to avoid daily clinic visits and long wait times to dose Perceived […]

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