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What is Vivitrol and How it Impacts Overdoses and Relapses

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Opioid addiction is a disease that has directly and indirectly impacted the lives of millions of people. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2015 opioid overdoses killed over 30,000 people and that number has continued to rise in the years since. This means that every year, the opioid crisis kills almost five times as many Americans than all the American soldiers who have died in the Middle East since 2001. As opioid abuse and misuse continues to rise, the U.S. government has taken steps to try to curb the problems but no real results have been seen. Also, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of Dsuvia, a new opioid that is 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.

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What Drugs Does Vivitrol Block?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Vivitrol is an injectable form of naltrexone, an opiate antagonist. The medicine binds to opioid receptors in the body and blocks the effects of any kind of opiate high. Vivitrol also blocks the euphoric effects of alcohol to a lesser extent. Vivitrol is helpful for anyone looking to overcome a crippling addiction to either alcohol or opiates, however, any other kind of substance will not be affected by Vivitrol.

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How To Stay Sober With Vivitrol

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jul 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

America's opioid crisis claimed more than 20,000 lives in 2016 alone. The FDA approved drug Vivitrol was created in order to address the growing problem of opioid related overdoses and results have shown that it can be as effective as the popular medication assisted treatment option Suboxone. Vivitrol is an extended release, injectable form of naloxone, an opiate antagonist. It works by blocking the effects of opioids on opioid receptors in the brain for the period of a month, making a high nearly impossible to achieve. Approved in 2010, Vivitrol is the first non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved for opioid withdrawal.

 

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Is Vivitrol the Best Option for Opioid Withdrawal?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Once you’ve decided to live a life free from drugs and alcohol, you may want to consider asking a clinical professional about medication assisted therapy as a part of your treatment. Some of the most common medications you may read about are Suboxone, Vivitrol, Antabuse, Methadone, and Campral. However, these medications can’t get you clean on their own. What these drugs do is help to curb cravings and lessen the negative side effects of withdrawal symptoms that make recovery so difficult.

 

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What is Vivitrol?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Once you’ve decided to live a life free from drugs and alcohol, you may want to consider asking a clinical professional about medication-assisted therapy as a part of your treatment. Some of the most common medications you may read about are Suboxone, Vivitrol, Antabuse, Methadone, and Campral. These medications can’t get you clean on their own, but they do help to curb cravings and lessen the adverse side effects of withdrawal symptoms that make a recovery so difficult. It’s important to find a medication that will adequately serve your needs while reducing the possibility of abuse.

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