May 01, 2023 at 16:28
ReVIDA® Recovery Morristown, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare facility based in Tennessee, is offering insight into the dangers of black tar heroin – one of the most easily accessible and deadly opioids.
As the name suggests, black tar heroin is a sticky and black form of heroin that undergoes less purification and is easier to mass produce. This type of heroin has a firm grip on those living with opioid addiction in the United States. Black tar heroin can be made injectable by adding it to a liquid and heating it. It can also be smoked or inhaled.
Due to the high level of impurities in the final product, black tar heroin is much more dangerous than other opiods and puts users at a higher risk of illness and death. It has a purity level of about 30%. Black tar heroin is especially hazardous for the lungs and can lead to a wide range of side effects.
Some of the common side effects of taking black tar heroin include collapsed veins (from injecting), abscesses, constipation or bowel obstructions, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, hallucinations, insomnia, infections in the lining of the heart, abdominal cramping, irregular periods, erectile dysfunction, and more.
ReVIDA® Recovery offers those managing an opioid addiction several evidence-based treatments that can free them from the clutches of opioid use. The Tennessee behavioral health center uses Suboxone® (buprenorphine) to deliver effective Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to address Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Due to the serious nature of opioid addiction, which often creates physical dependence. MAT is essential to mitigating the withdrawal symptoms that follow. Suboxone® (buprenorphine) has been proven to reduce cravings while working to prevent relapse. At ReVIDA® Recovery, patients are closely monitored by a compassionate and experienced staff that is always available to help them through the worst of the withdrawal phase.
Along their recovery journey, patients are also provided individual counseling, group counseling, and support groups. Once they no longer need the higher level of care afforded by the inpatient program, patients can also choose to move to an outpatient program where they will be assisted by the center’s team of licensed therapists, certified counselors, care coordinators, and peer recovery specialists.
By some estimates, there are currently over 70,000 people in the state of Tennessee managing opioid addiction. While there is no “silver bullet” to solve all the problems that drive one to find peace in the use of opioids in the first place, well-intentioned research-backed efforts, even at a small scale, can make a huge difference in changing the lives of those living with opioid use disorder. ReVIDA® Recovery, aims to promote safe and healthy communities by empowering individuals to reclaim their lives from opioid use disorder.
ReVIDA® Recovery is a proud member of statewide and national organizations such as TAADAS (Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, and Other Addiction Services), ASAC (Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition), and NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors). The behavioral health clinic accepts insurance from a wide range of providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Amerigroup, Optima Health, Aetna, Molina Healthcare, Virginia Premier, Magellan Healthcare, Humana, and Medicare.
Readers from all over Appalachia can contact ReVIDA® Recovery Morristown at its toll-free phone number (844) 762-0743 to inquire about its services. The network of behavioral health clinics has eight locations in Tennessee and Virginia including Abingdon, Duffield, Greeneville, Johnson City, Knoxville, Morristown, Newport, and Wytheville.
For more information about ReVIDA Recovery® Morristown , contact the company here:
ReVIDA Recovery® Morristown
230 Bowman Street Suite C
Morristown, TN 37813