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Vivitrol works by preventing a relapse back to opiate use after you've gone through detox. It has been proven to decrease cravings and prevent opiates from working while in early recovery. It is critical to stop taking any and all opioid drugs prior to starting this medicine. The timing of starting it is very important. All opiate drugs must be out of your system before you can begin taking it. Otherwise, you may force your body into precipitated withdrawal, which can be very difficult. Our providers work closely with you to ensure you start this medication at the right time.
For many who have taken Vivitrol for alcoholism or opioid dependence, it means finally experiencing freedom. Quitting the use of alcohol and/or opiates is very challenging, and it's possible with Vivitrol.