Heroin Street Names Or Slang

Are you (or is someone you love) involved in heroin use? Are you trying to figure out if someone you love has an addiction to heroin, and you want to know what heroin looks like? Are you hearing strange language coming from your child, and you’re trying to understand if they’re talking about drugs? All […]

Why Does Heroin Make You Itch

If you or someone you love is managing an opioid addiction, you’re not alone. According to the Addiction Resource Center (ARC), opioid misuse is higher in Appalachia than anywhere else in the nation. If you’re living in a small Appalachian community, finding treatment might feel like a challenge. At ReVIDA® Recovery, we want you to […]

What Is Black Tar Heroin

Heroin, an illegal opioid derived from morphine, has caused over 143,000 overdose deaths since 1999. Despite this, over 15 million people use heroin worldwide, and it’s a booming market with around 55 billion dollars worth of annual sales. Tennessee is no exception with 70,000 residents currently managing an opioid addiction. At ReVIDA® Recovery, these numbers […]

Oxycodone And Alcohol

Using two or more substances is so common that it has a name: polysubstance use. Almost half of all drug overdose deaths are caused by mixing drugs. At ReVIDA Recovery, we know all of these deaths are preventable. We also know that education can save lives – especially when it comes to polysubstance use. Two […]

Itching From Oxycodone

Oxycodone (Oxycontin®) is an opioid often prescribed for pain management. 43 out of 100 people will receive an oxycodone prescription this year, so if you’ve recently started taking it, you’re not alone. In many cases, this medication can be helpful – not only does it aid in relieving acute or chronic pain, but it can […]

How Long Does Oxycodone Take To Work

Oxycodone (Oxycontin®), an opioid typically prescribed for pain management, is incredibly popular in the United States. Tennessee is no exception with an estimated 4,715,782 painkiller prescriptions dispensed in 2021. If you’ve recently undergone surgery, are managing an injury, or you’re living with chronic pain, you may have been given a prescription for oxycodone. Taking a […]

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System

Every substance and medication stays in your body for a different length of time. In the medical world, this is normally measured by its “half-life.” A half-life is half of the amount of time it takes to fully enter and exit the body. For some things like ibuprofen, you can take a new one every […]

How Do Opioids Affect the Brain

  If you’re finding yourself in the throes of opioid misuse, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, there are 2 million others who are in the same boat. At ReVIDA® Recovery, we want you to understand what opioids are doing to your body and your mind – not to scare you, […]

How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System

Vicodin® (hydrocodone) is an opioid that has a history of misuse because of the feelings of euphoria and well-being it incites. If you or someone you love is managing an addiction to opioids, it’s important to understand how long they stay in your system. At ReVIDA Recovery, we believe that education is a vital component […]

Signs of Vicodin Addiction

Overdose deaths are still the #1 leading cause of injury-related deaths in America, and most of those deaths are caused by opioids like Vicodin® (hydrocodone). If you or someone you love is living with a Vicodin® (hydrocodone) addiction, it’s understandable to be concerned. That being said, remember: there’s always a way to reclaim your life […]