Recovery from opioid and alcohol addiction can be challenging. Withdrawal symptoms can be triggers for relapse, and cravings can make it difficult to focus on recovery. Vivitrol is a medication that can help people manage opioid and alcohol addiction, easing symptoms of withdrawal and reducing cravings. At BRC Healthcare, we offer a Vivitrol treatment program to support our clients on the journey to lasting, sustainable recovery. With the help of this FDA-approved medication, as well as our experienced and compassionate team of specialists, you can build a foundation for lasting recovery.
What Is Vivitrol?
Vivitrol is an injectable medication that contains naltrexone, a drug that has been used in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addiction for over thirty years. Unlike other medications that are administered daily, Vivitrol is injected monthly. It works by binding to the brain’s opioid receptors, reducing the cravings associated with opioid and alcohol addiction. However, it should be administered only after the client has been detoxed for at least seven days to reduce the risk of precipitating withdrawal symptoms.
The primary benefit of Vivitrol is its ability to reduce cravings for opioids and alcohol. This reduction in cravings allows individuals to focus on their recovery and maintain their sobriety. Other benefits of Vivitrol include lesser chances of relapse, reduced risk of overdose, and fewer side effects than other medications. Additionally, Vivitrol can help individuals to overcome the emotional and psychological challenges of addiction by providing a strong foothold in recovery.
Vivitrol is never a standalone treatment. It must be used in conjunction with a comprehensive addiction treatment program that includes individual and group therapy, life skills programs, and other evidence-based treatments.
What to Expect in Our Vivitrol Treatment Program
At BRC Healthcare, we provide a comprehensive Vivitrol treatment program that includes an initial assessment, consultation with our physicians and therapists, and the administration of Vivitrol. Our program is customized to the unique needs of each individual client, and our team provides ongoing support throughout the treatment process. Additionally, our team works with clients to develop a comprehensive recovery plan that includes counseling, group therapy, and other evidence-based treatments.
Just a few of the benefits of our Vivitrol treatment program include:
- Reduced cravings – Vivitrol reduces cravings for opioids and alcohol, helping individuals to avoid relapse.
- Fewer side effects – Compared to other medications, Vivitrol has fewer side effects, making it a safe and effective choice for long-term treatment.
- Encourages long-term sobriety – Vivitrol has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse for individuals in recovery.
- Lowers the risk of overdose – Since Vivitrol blocks the effects of opioids and alcohol, it reduces the risk of overdose in those struggling with addiction.
- Improves mental health – Vivitrol can help clients overcome the emotional and psychological hurdles associated with addiction, providing improved mental health.
- Safe for long-term use – Vivitrol can be safely administered for long periods, allowing people to maintain their sobriety while continuing with their daily routines.
Whether you’re just starting your recovery journey or you’ve been in treatment for some time, BRC Healthcare’s Vivitrol treatment program can help you achieve lasting sobriety.
Call BRC Healthcare Today to Get Started
If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction, Vivitrol could be the right choice for your recovery. At BRC Healthcare, our Vivitrol treatment program is comprehensive and customized, helping you to achieve long-term sobriety. Call us today at 888.559.2036 or reach out online to schedule a consultation and learn more.