Safe and Effective Medication-Assisted Treatment
Making breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical class of medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for struggling addicts, Vivitrol treatment has been highly successful for suppressing the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and opioid addiction. Working differently than the others in this category, such as Suboxone, Vivitrol is an injection that delivers extended-release doses of the anti-opioid, Naloxone.
Not one medication is going to be the “cure-all” answer to any drug addiction. Rather, Vivitrol is designed to be used in conjunction with traditional rehab therapy.
Get the answers your need. The treatment professionals at All About Recovery can assess your addiction problem and determine if you are eligible for this type of MAT.
Does Vivitrol Work to Quit Opioids and/or Alcohol?
Like many MATs, Vivitrol works by binding to the receptors in the brain for opioids, thus blocking their effects. It also removes the sense of euphoria that patients experience when they abuse painkillers and opioids, such as heroin.
Dosage will be titrated and decreased over the course of treatment. This medication is extremely controlled and one injection lasts the patient an entire month. Patients are unable to abuse their dosage of Vivitrol, unlike their ability to abuse other common MATs, such as methadone or buprenorphine.
If a person who is recovering from alcohol addiction, the drinking needs to stop before this therapy begins. Likewise when it comes to opioid dependency. The patient should not start Vivitrol treatment until they have gone through a complete medical drug detox.
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What are the Side Effects of Vivitrol?
Every medication available comes with a host of potential side effects. Vivitrol is no exception to this rule. Potential side effects of Vivitrol include:
- Appetite suppression
- Muscle cramps and joint pain
- Cold symptoms
Do I Qualify for Vivitrol Treatment?
While Vivitrol is proven to be an effective treatment mode for alcohol and opioid addiction – not all patients need this type of therapy. This line of treatment is typically used for patients that have already gone through a drug detoxification period and are still experiencing lingering withdrawal symptoms.
At All About Recovery, we used highly-trained physicians that are familiar with Vivitrol treatment. Call us today at (888) 712-8480 and we can arrange for you to meet with our team and discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab.