As health officials across Virginia attempt to save lives by preventing overdoses, an opioid use recovery program has been added to the services at Twin City Medical Center in Bristol, Virginia.
The program is called New Day Recovery.
It has been offered within the Southwest Virginia Community Health Center's since 2016.
The primary focus has been treating people with opioid or substance use disorder.
But now, it's also focusing on specific treatment interventions for methamphetamine abuse.
The program addition follows increased deaths across the commonwealth related to meth use.
“Our mission is to improve access to effective and evidenced based primary medical and behavioral integrated healthcare to people who want to be in recovery from substance use disorders,” Marcy Rosenbaum, LCSW, Behavioral Health and New Day Recovery Director said.
The hope is to prevent locals from traveling long distances for treatment. NDR accepts insurances and has a self-pay sliding scale.
New Day Recovery in Saltville, Virginia already supports over 100 people in recovery. In Bristol, it has the capacity to support 50 patients.
“Our goal is not only to stop the abuse of substances, but also to help people recover their lives back. Similar to managing heart disease or diabetes, medication for the disease of opioid use disorder may be necessary, but lifestyle changes are important for sustained recovery. Through the comprehensive OBOT services of New Day Recovery Bristol, we strive to add to the communities’ efforts to heal people from addictions,” Rosenbaum said.
New patient referrals are currently being accepted. For more information on the program and to make an appointment, you can call New Day Recovery Bristol at (276) 496-4492.