Revia, an opioid antagonist medication, is commonly used in addiction treatment to help individuals recovering from opioid addiction. It contains naltrexone, an FDA-approved active ingredient for treating opioid addiction since the 1980s. Revia does not cause addiction or produce a high; instead, it reduces cravings for opioids and blocks their euphoric effects by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. This aids in recovery, but it should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counselling. Administered orally once a day, it’s important to follow the prescribed dosing schedule and not to double up on doses if one is missed.

Side Effects

ReVia, a medication used for addiction treatment, can cause serious side effects and requires immediate medical attention for signs of an allergic reaction like hives, difficulty breathing, and facial swelling. When used with opioids, it may trigger withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, sweating, fever, stomach issues, watery eyes, nasal congestion, tingling, goosebumps, body aches, shaking, muscle twitching, sleep disturbances, and feelings of anxiety or depression. Serious side effects to be aware of include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, mood changes, hallucinations, depression, and suicidal thoughts. High doses can damage the liver, signaled by symptoms like upper stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle or joint pain. ReVia is not recommended for those allergic to it, currently addicted to or withdrawing from opioids, who have used opioids or certain medications in the past 7-10 days, or those with liver failure or active hepatitis. It’s also important to disclose any history of liver or kidney disease to your doctor, and discuss if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as ReVia’s effects on an unborn baby or a breastfeeding infant are not fully known. Babies born to opioid-using mothers may face severe withdrawal symptoms needing medical treatment.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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