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What is Vivitrol treatment?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 19, 2019 3:24:49 PM

 

What is Vivitrol treatment

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, addiction therapy with Vivitrol may be a treatment option for you. Vivitrol is a prescription medication that is used as part of medication assisted treatment (MAT). It can help people struggling with addiction achieve and maintain their recovery.


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How does Vivitrol treatment work?

Detox is the first step in any addiction treatment program. Before beginning medication assisted treatment with Vivitrol, you will need to stop using alcohol and opioid substances. This is because Vivitrol can cause sudden withdrawal. You should be free of these substances for at least one to two weeks.

Once you have safely detoxed from alcohol and opioid drugs, you can begin MAT with Vivitrol. Vivitrol is an injectable prescription medication that your healthcare provider will give you once a month.

Along with taking addiction medication, you will receive behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy will help you address the underlying causes of your addiction and can teach you healthy coping skills.

Learn more about how medication assisted treatment with Vivitrol can help you achieve recovery.

Is Vivitrol effective?

MAT with Vivitrol is a safe and effective treatment option for opioid and alcohol abuse. Studies have shown that patients who received Vivitrol and counseling were 17-times less likely to relapse. They also stayed in treatment longer and experienced a 55% decrease in opioid cravings.

Who should use Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is used in the treatment of alcohol dependence and opioid abuse. If you are ready to change your life and choose recovery, medication assisted treatment with Vivitrol might be an option for you.

Get started on the road to recovery by contacting one of our counseling centers. We can help you find the addiction treatment program that’s right for you.


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