WHAT IS A VIVITROL® TREATMENT PROGRAM?
Vivitrol is a medication assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid dependency, revolutionizing addiction treatment. Vivitrol, also known as naltrexone, is an extended-release injectable formulation that helps reduce cravings for alcohol or opioids and blocks the effects of these substances if used. It works by attaching to specific receptors in the brain, preventing substances from binding and producing a feeling of pleasure or high.
Unlike other treatments, Vivitrol does not create any physical dependence and does not lead to withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Instead, it helps restore balance to neurochemical pathways in the brain affected by substance use disorder. Furthermore, when taken as prescribed, there are limited side effects associated with Vivitrol, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking effective long-term treatment for their substance use disorder.
When used in combination with behavioral therapy, Vivitrol can be very effective in helping individuals maintain abstinence from alcohol and opioids after completing detoxification. It reduces cravings associated with relapse while motivating individuals to stay sober. Evidence shows that people using Vivitrol are more likely to abstain from alcohol and drugs than those using other forms of addiction treatment without medication-assisted therapy.
Vivitrol reduces cravings for opioids and alcohol with extended-release naltrexone that may last up to 30 days. Unlike short-term treatments, Vivitrol, taken once monthly, helps patients stay on track with their recovery goals over a more extended period. It can significantly reduce relapse rates and decrease the risk of overdose deaths.