Guiding Your Loved One Through Their Path to Recovery Using Medicaid 

Navigating the recovery journey can be daunting, especially when considering the intricacies of Medicaid. At SaVida Health, we understand the unique challenges Medicaid beneficiaries and their loved ones face. This article offers insights into how you can support a loved one who is a Medicaid beneficiary during their recovery, ensuring they receive the best care […]

Community Resources

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SaVida Health is committed to supporting our communities in every way we can–that includes providing information about resources available in the areas we service. Below you will find guides for select SaVida Health regions. Our guides include information about where to access food / hot meals, housing resources, healthcare and/or insurance support, family support, heating […]

The Impact of Addiction on the Family

When someone is struggling with addiction, the disease impacts the entire family system. It causes a ripple effect, like throwing a stone into a quiet pond. Circular waves emerge on the surface of the water, quickly moving outward in a concentric pattern and disrupting the previously calm, glassy water. No matter how hard a person […]

Resources for Family Members

When a loved one is struggling with addiction, there are a wide variety of educational resources and support services available to help family members.

By connecting with the supportive resources below, your family can develop healthy coping skills, connect with other families in similar situations, learn how to set healthy boundaries, embrace new communication skills, and begin to rebuild trusting relationships with your loved ones.

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 […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Addiction

It is never easy to start a conversation with a loved one who’s showing signs of substance abuse. You might worry about saying the wrong things, hurting your relationship, or causing your loved one to become angry. You might even convince yourself that it’s best to avoid the subject altogether and pretend it isn’t happening. […]

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 […]

What to Know About Mental Health, Addiction and Medication

As of 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that nearly 40% of adults suffering from addiction were also diagnosed with an additional mental illness. This is often called a “comorbidity” or “co-occurring” disorder. Medications used to treat some mental health problems can be harmful to addiction recovery. Sometimes, the medications themselves are classified […]

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