Vivitrol® Treatment in Greenville, SC
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What is Vivitrol®? How Does It Work?
Vivitrol® is a brand name for the intramuscular injection naltrexone, a medicine used for decades to treat addiction. Naltrexone is a class of drug known as an opioid antagonist, which suppresses the effects of opioids and other substances in the brain, diminishing the pleasure associated with their use.
When used as an addiction treatment, naltrexone has been shown to reduce the use of alcohol, illegal substances, and even prescription medications such as opioids.
Why Use Vivitrol® ?
Vivitrol® has been proven to be a successful treatment for alcohol addiction. Vivitrol® is a once-monthly injection that is used as an alternative to treatments such as Suboxone® or methadone. Studies have shown that Vivitrol® effectively reduces cravings in patients who have already detoxed from alcohol or opioids.
Vivitrol® is used alongside counseling as part of a treatment program for substance use disorders. Request more information from Vertical Treatment Centers to learn more about Vivitrol® injections in South Carolina!
Vivitrol® for Alcohol Addiction
Alcoholism is a dangerous and sometimes fatal disease affecting millions across the country. Most people drink alcohol recreationally in social situations. For some, however, alcohol becomes the primary focus of their lives, trumping their family, employment, and social commitments. This alcohol dependence, also known as alcoholism, is a condition that should be addressed with professional addiction treatment.
Vivitrol® that can help people quit drinking safely and successfully. Vivitrol ® works by interrupting the addictive pattern of alcohol by blocking the endorphins produced by alcohol from creating their usual reaction in the brain. Essentially, Vivitrol ® blocks the pleasure created by alcohol. When the pleasure decreases, the person’s drive to drink or misuse drugs declines.
Studies have shown that Vivitrol® reduces the number of days that recovering alcoholics drink heavily, as well as the risk that a patient will continue drinking during the treatment phase.
Find out if Vivitrol® for alcohol treatment is right for you. Call or visit Vertical Treatment Centers in Greenville, SC!
How treatment works at Vertical Treatment Centers
Meet with your team
Meet with a medical team member and your therapist to complete the assessment process, develop a personalized treatment plan, and receive prescriptions based on your needs.
Reach your goals
Continue to attend individual and/or group counseling, complete toxicology screens, and meet with medical team members to progress toward your goals.