Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects people physically and psychologically. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through medication and counseling.VIVITROL is an injectable prescription medication used to help treat alcohol dependence and prevent relapse in opioid after opioid detoxification. The goals of VIVITROL are to help reinforce and encourage recovery. VIVITROL is a non-addictive, once-monthly injectable drug treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid-dependent patients when used in combination with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling. The combination of medical and psychological therapy attacks addiction on all sides, ensuring a safe and long-term recovery.
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