Revida Recovery Centers Expands Opioid Recovery To Chattanooga

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Hamilton County is one of five counties in Tennessee with the highest prescription rate for opioid pain medication, underscoring the need for more resources in the area, said officials. In response, ReVIDA Recovery Centers has opened a new location just outside of Chattanooga, offering Medications for Opioid Use Disorder along with comprehensive therapeutic services to help Hamilton County residents reclaim their lives from addiction.

Individuals from the recovery community joined together Wednesday to welcome the new treatment facility. Lee Dilworth, CEO of ReVIDA Recovery Centers, shared his expertise and insight on the challenges of fighting the opioid crisis in Tennessee. The event addressed the specific needs of Hamilton County and emphasized the need for more recovery options in the Chattanooga area.

“Recovery centers hold a special place in the community,” Mr. Dilworth said. “We are proud to be able to work with patients and empower them to take their life back. We pride ourselves in tailoring recovery pathways to each individual, giving them the best chance at recovery and bringing a positive impact to the community. I know that ReVIDA’s treatment team here in Hixson care about Hamilton County will do everything they can to help residents here who have been impacted by opioid addiction.”

Jennifer Cooke, program director, has been a part of the recovery community in Chattanooga for years, bringing firsthand experience with the addiction crisis in Hamilton County. Ms. Cooke previously served as the practice manager for Renu Chattanooga. ReVIDA Recovery Centers acquired Renu in December of last year.

Data from the Tennessee Department of Health reinforces the severity of the opioid crisis in Hamilton County. The percentage of fentanyl-related deaths has increased by over 30 percent in the past six years. MOUD is proven to improve chances of survival, keep individuals in treatment, improve employment opportunities, and decrease opioid consumption, said officials.

“Everything we do is based on data, evidence, and the latest addiction science,” Mr. Dilworth said. “Everyone who walks in to one of our facilities is going to receive quality, personalized care that gives them the best chance to succeed.”

Hamilton County residents struggling with opioid use disorder are encouraged to reach out to ReVIDA Recovery Centers Chattanooga to ensure that they receive the care they need. ReVIDA Recovery Centers accepts most major health insurance, including TennCare.

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