once-monthly vivitrol along with counseling may give you a path forward in your Opioid dependence recovery journey
Opioid dependence can be very challenging, but you are not alone. After opioid detoxification if applicable, VIVITROL and counseling may help prevent relapse to opioid dependence.
Vivitrol injections are used to prevent relapse in people who have become addicted to opioids and then stopped taking them. Naltrexone can help people to avoid feeling the desire to take opioids.
Vivitrol is a brand-name injectable form of Naltrexone that can be used to help patients stay sober while recovering from an opioid substance use disorder. Other Naltrexone formulations are available as oral tablets, but Vivitrol is given as an intramuscular injection once a month.
Before you start taking VIVITROL, you must stop consuming opioids. VIVITROL must be used in conjunction with other drug treatment programs, such as counseling, to be effective. VIVITROL may not be suitable for all people. VIVITROL is not known to be safe or effective in children.
Naltrexone, in all of its forms, works by preventing the euphoria and sedation that central nervous system depressants, such opioids, can generate. Instead of intoxicating drugs, the medicine binds to opioid receptor sites and acts as an opioid antagonist, staying there for a long period. When someone who is taking naltrexone as recommended relapses, the opioid drugs will not bind to opioid receptor sites, therefore there will be no high associated with consuming the substance after detox.
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