Because alcohol and opioid dependence are chronic conditions, it can be challenging to abstain from using either substance long-term. The longer a person can remain substance-free, the better the chances are for recovery. Vivitrol has shown great success as a relapse prevention and maintenance medication.
Many people don’t realize medication assisted treatment using therapies like Vivitrol are available. Others think that using one medication to treat addiction is just trading one substance for another. This simply isn’t true. A main goal is for people to get their life back and be able to function normally on a daily basis.
Because Vivitrol is non-addictive and given once a month while being monitored by a doctor, patients can be assured they’re receiving proper treatment for their addiction.
If you would like more information about using Vivitrol for managing addiction to alcohol or opiates, please contact our office to speak with us about your condition.