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Medication Assisted Treatment Pathways for Opioid Addicition 1

Medication-assisted treatment pathways for opioid addiction

Medication-assisted treatment pathways for opioid addiction In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 patients who are prescribed opioids reportedly misuse them. These drugs are highly addictive and potentially harmful, and the opioid epidemic in America has tragically and distressingly spun out of control. Every day, more than 128 individuals die from an opioid overdose, as thousands more struggle with their addiction. But all is not lost. There are a number of treatment options available to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction and misuse, as well as their families. The most effective way is through personalized, medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Read on...

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SaVida Health, an Outpatient Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opening in St. Johnsbury, VT

SaVida Health, an Outpatient Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opening in St. Johnsbury, VT   St. Johnsbury, VT (October 21, 2020) – SaVida Health, a leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, is opening a new treatment center at 4614 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT on March 2, 2021. SaVida offers comprehensive, evidenced based services designed to meet a person's unique needs. In addition to prescribing FDA-approved medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol during scheduled weekly, biweekly or monthly visits, SaVida's licensed professionals also offer psych med management, medical care, counseling, and case management.  Through its case management services,...

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Addiction

How to Talk About Addiction to Your Family and Friends

How to talk about addiction to your family and friends When you come to terms with your addiction and decide to seek treatment, you probably want to talk to your family and friends about your plans. Understandably, you might feel anxious when you think about talking to your loved ones about your alcohol or opioid addiction. You face a lot of unknowns, including whether they will blame you, minimize your addiction, support your decision or have some other reaction. These discussions can go in unexpected directions, so it’s good to be prepared. This article gives you some advice that should help...

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6 New Years resolutions on the road to recovery SaVida Health

6 New Year’s Resolutions on the Road to Recovery

6 New Year's Resolutions on the Road to Recovery The dawning of a new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for new beginnings. Whatever has gone before can be left behind in the past. Your future is what you make it. And while it’s only natural to reflect on times before sobriety, looking forward to a positive recovery is crucial. Treat this New Year as a celebration of your recovery but never forget that you’re on a never-ending journey. You can make the coming year happier and more fulfilling by making some key changes to your...

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SaVida Health of Southwest Virginia a Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction Opens in Wise County VA

SaVida Health of Southwest Virginia, a Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opens in Wise County, VA

SaVida Health of Southwest Virginia, a Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opens in Wise County, VA Big Stone Gap, VA (December 2, 2020) – SaVida Health, a leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, opened a new treatment center at 310 Cloverleaf Square, Suite B2, in Big Stone Gap, VA on December 1st. This is SaVida’s eighth location in Virginia and third in Southwest Virginia joining SaVida’s other sites in Abingdon, Woodbridge, Staunton, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Claypool Hill and Front Royal. SaVida offers comprehensive, evidenced based services designed to meet a person's unique needs. In addition to prescribing...

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SaVida Health an Outpatient Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction Opens in St. Albans VT

SaVida Health, an Outpatient Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opens in St. Albans, VT

SaVida Health, an Outpatient Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Opens in St. Albans, VT St. Albans, VT (October 21, 2020) – SaVida Health, a leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, is opening a new treatment center at 17 Catherine St., St Albans, VT on November 2, 2020. This is SaVida’s seventh specialty medical practice in Vermont joining sites in Bennington, Springfield, Newport, Morrisville, Colchester, and Vergennes. SaVida offers comprehensive, evidenced based services designed to meet a person's unique needs. In addition to prescribing FDA-approved medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol during either weekly, biweekly or monthly visits,...

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SaVida Health, an Outpatient Specialty Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Expands to Penobscot County

SaVida Health, an Outpatient Specialty Medical Practice for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction, Expands to Penobscot County Brewer, ME (October 15, 2020) – SaVida Health, a leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction, is opening its second treatment center in Maine to complement its Biddeford location. The new location will be in Penobscot County at 41 Acme Road, Suite 3 in Brewer, Maine and opens on November 5, 2020. SaVida can accommodate in-person and telehealth visits. SaVida is licensed to provide Opioid Health Home Services (OHHS) in Maine and offers comprehensive, evidenced based medical, behavioral, and wrap-around services designed...

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New Years

Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas

  Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas The 2019 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 2019 is set to be one of the biggest parties of the year, especially since we’re on the verge of ushering in a new decade. That means, in order to celebrate the holiday and maintain your recovery, you have to set yourself up for success. And you do that by taking smart proactive steps and doing...

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5 Tips to Protect Your Recovery During the Holidays

  5 Tips to Protect Your Recovery During the Holidays As we talked about in our last blog post, the holiday season can be difficult for people in recovery. Things like unrealistic expectations, family dysfunction, unhealthy eating and drinking, financial strain, travel complications, and fatigue are unfortunately common around the holidays. When these triggers pop up, they can easily increase the risk of relapse. Guard Your Recovery No matter where you are in your recovery journey – whether you’re new to sobriety or you’ve been sober for years – it pays to be cautious during the holidays. With that in mind, below are five...

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Why Are the Holidays So Stressful for People in Recovery?

Why Are the Holidays So Stressful For People in Recovery? The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. For those of us in recovery, however, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a time of increased anxiety, temptation, and potential backsliding. The holiday season has a unique ability to bring out the best and the worst in people. There’s an increased focus on family, friends, and social interaction during this time. However, increased stress, unexpected triggers, and unrealistic expectations can quickly outweigh the positive qualities of the season. What Makes the Holidays So Difficult...

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