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Vivitrol: An Important Tool for Recovery

2022-11-06T13:34:27-05:00April 24, 2020|Addiction, Addiction Medicine, Addiction Recovery, Medication Assisted Treatment MAT, Recovery Coach, Recovery Coaching, suboxone and vivitrol|

Vivitrol is a relatively new medication used to manage alcohol or opioid dependence. It’s a long-acting injection of the drug naltrexone, effective for about 28 days, which offers the convenience of a once-a-month injection over taking a pill every day. Vivitrol is a “hard stop” to opiate addiction; once it’s in the body, it’s impossible for the person taking it to get “high” from opioids.

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