Vivitrol is purely an opiate blocker. Once an individual is opiate free for approximately 7 to 10 days, Vivitrol can be given safely with no side effects. It effectively combats cravings, lasts for approximately one month and causes no further withdrawal symptoms. Most importantly, should an individual choose to use an opiate while on Vivitrol, the individual will feel no effect. Knowing the option of getting high is not available allows an individual in early recovery the time and emotional energy to focus on developing an effective recovery program.
As the science of addiction medicine evolves, doctors have begun using new drugs in revolutionary ways that are changing how we think of and treat addiction. Vivitrol is a drug used to treat both opioid addiction as well as alcoholism. Since 2006, when it was first approved by the FDA for alcoholism, many patients have..
New Hope Recovery Center has been administering Vivitrol, a once monthly injection, for the past year with positive results. It has been extremely helpful for our clients struggling with addiction to opiates including heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin and other opiate prescription drugs. What is Vivitrol? Why try it? Vivitrol is an injectable formulation of Naltrexone. Vivitrol..
Medication-assisted treatment for addiction to Heroin and other opiates (such as Vicodin and Oxycontin) has been common for decades. It has also been somewhat controversial because the medication-assisted treatment often involves providing medical substances similar to the addictive drug. Most recently the controversy has centered on two medications used for opiate addiction: vivitrol and suboxone. Although..