A prescription for Vivitrol can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that targets two regions of the brain affected by addiction. Vivitrol targets the limbic region (basic drives or urges, rewards, pleasure) and Counseling focuses on the cortex (decision making, thinking, reasoning, planning).
Vivitrol is designed for:
- Treatment of alcohol dependence with clients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting. Clients should not be actively drinking at the time of Initial Vivitrol administration
- Prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification
- Vivitrol should be a part of a comprehensive management program that includes Counseling and outside support groups. Our comprehensive program at The Center for Human Resources includes; Counseling, Group Therapy, Psychiatric Services, and Medication Assisted Treatment.
Vivitrol is given as an injection administered by a healthcare provider 1 time per month. After the Injection is given, the medication stays in your body for 1 month and cannot be removed.
For more information on Vivitrol, please visit their website at www.Vivitrol.com.