New addiction center promises a new sort of recovery for the NSV


A new addiction center has opened in Front Royal, Va. and it promises to provide a unique approach to opioid and alcohol addiction for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Savida Health, which was founded in Springfield, Ma., provides a holistic approach to out-patient addiction services and features medication as a key tenet of its programs. 

 Clients can receive buprenorphine, commonly known as Suboxone, treatments for opioid addiction, and Naltrexone, commonly known by the brand name Vivitrol, for alcohol addiction. 

But Vice President and General Manager of Savida Health’s Mid-Atlantic region says that’s not the only thing that sets their program apart.

“We found that in the Northern Shenandoah Valley,” Tom Perkins said. “There were not providers who were offering the services we offer who were accepting Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance. They were all cash pay providers.”

Instead, Perkins says their clients have access to a case manager, a physician, a laboratory, and counseling, all of which can be billed through any number of insurance providers. 

Julie Seaman, the Front Royal clinics’ administrator, says although the clinic has only been open for a few weeks, it already has nearly 40 clients. 

“We see patients 18 and older, but as young as 18 and all the way up to elderly patients,” Seaman said. “Parents, grandmas, everybody.” 

She says their team is ready to meet clients where they are, whether they’re leaving an in-patient program and need stability or are ready to find a job and move on in their recovery.

“We look at where they are and help them get back on the right path,” she said. 

Perkins says typically, the clinic can set up new clients with appointments within 24 hours and staff also welcome walk-ins. 

To learn more, call (833) 356-4080 or go to

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