Substance use disorders (SUD) and depression often go hand-in-hand. According to SAMHSA, having any kind of mental illness puts you at risk of developing an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. When both a mental disorder and SUD happen at the same time, it’s called a co-occurring disorder. Over 9 million people are currently living […]
You’ve likely heard the terms “opioids” and “opiates” at some point in your life, especially if you’re living with a substance use disorder. It’s easy to confuse the two or assume that they’re the same. They might sound similar, but there are key differences between them. Opioids and opiates are both narcotics, they’re used to […]
The Nashville Business Journal recently selected their 2022 CFO Award Nominees and ReVIDA’s Evan Norton was among the list. Click here to read more about this group of distinctive professionals in Nashville, TN.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A signing ceremony was held in Johnson City Monday to form a new partnership in the fight against opioid addiction. ReVIDA Recovery Centers and Lindsey Wilson College signed a formal agreement to improve addiction disorder treatment and improve education. One goal is to enhance the training for ReVIDA employees.
“Even though medicine long ago reached a consensus that addiction is a complex brain disorder with behavioral components, the public and even many in healthcare and the justice system continue to view it as a result of moral weakness and flawed character.” -Dr. Nora Volkow Small towns are great. Everybody knows your name, it’s easy […]
Day by day, week by week, and year by year, the opioid epidemic continues to ravage individuals, families, and communities across East Tennessee. In 2020, 3,032 Tennesseans died of a drug overdose, with fentanyl as the common denominator in more than half of all fatal overdoses. Every day, this deadly trend plays out across the […]
Committed to removing cost barriers for those seeking opioid use disorder treatment, ReVIDA Recovery Centers is expanding its health care insurance partnerships with the addition of two new providers. Effective immediately, AETNA Commercial and Medicare Advantage patients in both Tennessee and Virginia are now eligible for comprehensive treatment of opioid use disorder. “We are proud […]
Every year in the United States, around 43 out of 100 people receive a prescription for opioids. When taken as prescribed, opioids like oxycodone can provide pain relief while accelerating the healing process. Unfortunately, this medication also has the potential for misuse, especially when purchased or used illicitly. It’s because of this that Tennessee has […]
Over 70,000 Tennesseans are living with an opioid addiction right now, and evidence-based treatment methods have never been more in demand. One of the reasons people have such a hard time letting go of opioids is the withdrawal symptoms that can come with quitting. Buprenorphine (Suboxone®) was developed to combat these symptoms and propel people […]
If you think someone is experiencing an opioid, pain pill, heroin, or any other type of overdose, call 911 immediately. Opioids may have been created for patient care, but somewhere along the way, they became the leader of an epidemic that’s sweeping the states. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 70,000 people in Tennessee […]