Vivitrol® Treatment in Greenville, SC

At Vertical Treatment Centers, we provide Vivitrol® injections in addition to therapy to help our patients overcome their addiction to alcohol.
Vivitrol Treatment in South Carolina
Most people with substance use disorders will need to participate in a drug rehab treatment program to successfully recover. At Vertical Treatment Centers, we offer medication assisted treatment (MAT). An MAT program combines medication with behavioral health therapy to help people overcome substance use disorders including alcoholism. Vivitrol® is one of the medications commonly prescribed in medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs.

If you’re wondering if Vivitrol® is right for you, give us a call!

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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!

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How treatment works at Vertical Treatment Centers

Get Started

Call us (or let us call you!) to set up an intake appointment, toxicology screen, discuss payment options, and review expectations.

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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.

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FAQs about Vivitrol® Treatment

How Does Vivitrol® Work?

Vivitrol® is an opioid antagonist which binds to opioid receptors in the brain to prevent the euphoric and sedative effects caused by opioids and alcohol. When prescribed and administered correctly, Vivitrol® allows patients to abstain from opioids or alcohol without withdrawal symptoms or cravings. Best of all, it’s only taken once per month.

How long do you have to be clean to get on Vivitrol®?

Your provider will let you know when it is safe to start taking Vivitrol®. Often, we will require that a substance be completely out of your system before you start Vivitrol® to reduce the risk of withdrawal symptoms.

How Much Does Vivitrol® Cost?

The cost of Vivitrol® varies depending on how long the treatment lasts, the dose amount, and your insurance coverage. Many insurance plans cover Vivitrol®.