A Vivitrol treatment program begins after a complete and successful medical detox to break the cycle of addiction. It consists of a once-monthly Vivitrol treatment to help people avoid relapsing during recovery from either an alcohol use disorder or an opioid dependence.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with alcohol use or addiction and looking for a medication-assisted treatment program in New Hampshire, do not hesitate to contact Liberty Health online or call us at 855.959.4521 today. Our team of therapists and addiction specialists will help you learn about how Vivitrol treatment after medical detox can play a positive role in your long-term recovery.
What Is Vivitrol?
Vivitrol is a brand-name formulation for the drug naltrexone. While other formulations of naltrexone are available as an oral tablet, Vivitrol is administered as an intramuscular solution once per month after detox and seven to ten additional days of abstinence from heroin, oxycodone, and other substances during recovery from alcohol or opiate addiction.
Like all forms of naltrexone, a Vivitrol treatment works by blocking the euphoria and sedation that depressants, specifically alcohol and opioids, can cause in the central nervous system. In place of the intoxicating substances, Vivitrol binds to receptor sites and stays there for a long time so that should you relapse and take drugs or have a drink again, you will not experience a high.
The Benefits and Side Effects of Vivitrol
While it is not a miracle drug, Vivitrol has been proven to help certain people greatly reduce the appeal of alcohol or opioid drugs by removing the euphoria and high associated with using those substances. Additional benefits of Vivitrol treatment include:
- A monthly injection is easier than regular oral medication
- Could stabilize blood pressure
- Vivitrol is not addictive
As with all drugs, there are side effects, some of which can be severe. This means that Vivitrol should be used carefully and under medical care during a medication-assisted treatment program. Some of the side effects include:
- Diarrhea or upset stomach
- Exhaustion or other sleep problems
- Sleep issues
- Muscle and joint pain
- Skin rash
- Swelling of face, eyes, mouth, or tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
While there are documented side effects of Vivitrol treatment, the end usually justifies the means. In other words, being able to overcome severe addiction issues is worth going through the side effects. Our Liberty Health Services team has the knowledge and experience to guide you through Vivitrol treatment.
Who Qualifies for Vivitrol Treatment?
A good candidate for Vivitrol treatment will have completed an opioid or alcohol detox program and are:
- No longer under the influence of opioids or alcohol for seven days before receiving initial Vivitrol administration
- Able to pass the physical health screening that precedes treatment
- Involved in an ongoing treatment plan that also includes counseling and peer support
- In a severe enough state of addiction to need medication-assisted treatment
It is worth looking into Vivitrol treatment for individuals who have had little success breaking the cycle of addiction without any medication-assisted treatment.
Where Can You Get Vivitrol Treatment?
Liberty Health is a medically supervised detox facility in New Hampshire that is focused on your family. You’ll enjoy private, luxurious care in a wooded setting. Our center has a small hotel-like feel to it. As you enter into detox, you’ll have a compassionate medical team managing your withdrawal from alcohol detox and/or opioid detox, and we’ll supervise your abstinence before a Vivitrol treatment can safely begin. As a client at our discreet Vivitrol treatment clinic in New Hampshire, you will have a wide range of therapy options to teach you tools for long-lasting recovery. You will come to us for detox, and we’ll help you with the rest of your recovery journey.
Overcome Addiction with Vivitrol Treatment at Liberty Health Services
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, heroin, oxycodone, or other opioids, discover how a Vivitrol treatment after a medically supervised detox may help you start rebuilding your life and important relationships. Contact Liberty Health today using our secure online form or call us at 855.959.4521 to learn more about our luxurious and private Vivitrol treatment clinic in New Hampshire.