Vivitrol Medication Therapy for Addiction Recovery in SF Bay Area
What Is Vivitrol Treatment?
Vivitrol is an FDA-approved medication that helps curb cravings from alcohol and opioids. Vivitrol is an opiate antagonist that works by blocking the receptors in the brain which are affected by opiates and alcohol. This helps to reduce drug cravings, and it blocks the pleasurable effect that a drug might have, aiding in the resistance against relapse.
Treatment usually involves several series of injections, usually every four weeks. Though the treatment is performed over several months, it is not habit-forming and is used by medical professionals nationwide. Vivitrol also does not appear in drug tests that are screened through the urine. Vivitrol is also used to prevent the user from relapse after detoxification process.
How Effective Is Vivitrol Treatment?
We believe Vivitrol can be successfully used to prevent relapse and cravings. it is especially advantageous for those who failed to maintain sobriety. Vivitrol is the injectable form of naltrexone which provides daily release of Naltrexone and lasts at least 4 weeks. It ensures the medication is provided to the brain on a daily basis in a balanced way.
Is Vivitrol Addictive?
Vivitrol is not an opiate, and there are no pleasurable effects that take place when using it. Therefore, it is not addictive, and chemical dependency does not occur.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Vivitrol is a monthly injection. We recommend that the patient receives Vivitrol for approximately 1 year to prevent relapse. Some patients may benefit from Vivitrol on a long-term basis.
Is Vivitrol Injection Right For Me?
We offer Vivitrol treatment as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Each patient is assessed on an individual basis to see if Vivitrol is the right medication for you.