Many patients who are addicted to opioids, have tried numerous substitute-style medications. This medications such as Methadone and Suboxone are effective solutions for many, many people. But for some people, they fall short of helping the patient finally put the opioid dependency behind them. That’s where Vivitrol may make the difference.

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What is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is the latest treatment for alcohol and opiate addiction. The difference with Vivitrol is that instead of providing the high with a different drug that is potentially easier to withdraw from, Vivitrol blocks the effects of other Opioids. That means after you take the monthly Vivitrol injection, if you then try to get high with the usual opiates of choice, the Vivitrol will attempt to prevent you from feeling the high. The heroin won’t work on you anymore. That is the breakthrough. The goal is that after time, the patient will enjoy a reduced urge toward their addiction.

What is the History of Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is the brand name of Naltrexone. Since 1994, Naltrexone has been prescribed to treat alcohol addiction. Sixteen years in, it was discovered to be effective at opiate addiction. Unlike Suboxone and Methadone, it doesn’t get the patient high. Instead, it interrupts the mechanics of actually getting high. It helps the patient to resist the attraction to heroin and its high and curbs cravings.

According to the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical trials have shown Vivitrol to be effective in preventing relapse and diminish cravings.

Where can a suffering heroin addict find Vivitrol in Robinson PA?

Joining the handful of treatment facilities in Pittsburgh who are able to prescribe Vivitrol, Journey Healthcare in Robinson Township, PA is a new center. Located on Steubenville Pike between Robinson Township, Kennedy Township and Crafton. Call today to see if Vivitrol is right for you.

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