Vivitrol Treatment

Are you locked in a toxic cycle of opioid withdrawal and relapse, but afraid to pursue medication-assisted treatment? Recovery Unplugged offers expert, responsible and professional Vivitrol treatment for opioid addiction. Reclaim your life from opioids now.

A Safe and Effective Opioid Treatment Tool

Recovery Unplugged has been a trusted and reputable licensed Vivitrol provider for years, and we have seen the medication help numerous clients successfully manage their opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms in their everyday lives. Vivitrol is a slow-acting form of naltrexone administered once a month via intramuscular injection by an addiction specialist, or in a controlled medical setting such as a treatment center by a licensed medical professional.

Vivitrol prevents the risk of relapse for patients being treated for opioid addiction after the patient has completed detoxification. Its infrequent administration and incredibly low potential for diversion makes it a comparatively safer alternative to other anti-opioid medications such as Suboxone or methadone. Vivitrol is not meant to replace traditional treatment, but should be administered as part of a larger overall treatment program. Eligibility for Vivitrol treatment is determined by patients’ physicians and addiction treatment professionals.

How Does Vivitrol Work?

Vivitrol works by attaching to opioid receptors in the brain to block their effects. Although it prevents the feelings of euphoria that patients experience when taking opioids, it doesn’t diminish the pleasurable sensations associated with other activities. Vivitrol injections gradually decrease over the course of a month until it is time for a new dose. For patients taking Vivitrol for alcohol addiction, it’s important that they quit drinking before taking the drug. Patients taking the drug for opioid dependency should not initiate the process until after they’ve completed a comprehensive course of medically supervised detox and have spoken to their physician regarding eligibility requirements.

Are There Any Side Effects of Vivitrol?

Patients should not take Vivitrol if they are still taking opioids or suffering from any symptoms of physical withdrawal, and should wait at least one to two weeks after taking any opioids before being administered Vivitrol to avoid any negative side effects. Patients that use opioids of any kind while taking Vivitrol run the risk of accidental overdose, coma, or death. Side-effects of Vivitrol include, but are not limited to:

• Vomiting
• Nausea
• Diarrhea
• Anxiety
• Weakness
• Thirst
• Muscle Aches
• Mood Swings
• Light-Headedness
• Increased Heart Rate

Naltrexone may also cause liver damage. If you begin to experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Do not make any changes to your Vivitrol routine without consulting your physician.

Find Out if Vivitrol Is Right for You

Vivitrol is an effective opioid treatment resource, but it’s not for everyone. This medication is generally reserved for patients who have completed detox for opioid addiction; are experiencing lingering withdrawal symptoms; are enrolled in a comprehensive treatment program; or have been thoroughly evaluated by a trained physician. Recovery Unplugged is a trained provider of Vivitrol therapy and has helped numerous patients use this drug achieve lasting independence from opioid abuse. Call us today at 1 (800) 55-REHAB to find out if Vivitrol is right for you.

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