We understand you must manage the mental and physical aspects of drug and alcohol use. In certain situations, we may combine Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) with counseling to help you deal with dependency cravings while you work toward a successful recovery. For patients trying to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, we may supplement your care with Vivitrol maintenance.
How Does Vivitrol Assist With Alcohol And Drug Use Recovery?
Vivitrol is used to help those dealing with opioid and alcohol addiction. It blocks the brain from experiencing the deficiency of endorphins that are regularly released by alcohol or drug use. You're much less likely to use substances when you don’t get that sense of euphoria. Over time, your brain dismisses those feelings, and compulsions slowly disappear.
To use Vivitrol, you need to get an injection monthly. Your treatment will continue until you and your Vivitrol doctor determine you've progressed far enough in your recovery. In advance of starting Vivitrol, you need to have already gone through detox for opioids or alcohol. Vivitrol is most effective in your recovery when integrated with addiction counseling like you'll get at The Counseling Center. Or, if you require detox or rehab services first, we are able to aid you in locating the best treatment option when you reach out to 866-850-5001.
Are You Qualified For Vivitrol?
Prior to starting care at The Counseling Center, we'll see if Vivitrol treatments are the right option for you. To begin taking Vivitrol, you should be:
- An adult
- Recovering from opioid or alcohol addiction
- No longer on opioids or alcohol
- No longer experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms
Expert Vivitrol Maintenance
The Counseling Center conducts Vivitrol maintenance as part of our Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT). We utilize MAT to help with withdrawal symptoms and reduce substance cravings that hinder long-term sobriety. Prior to commencing medication, you are given a comprehensive evaluation and we will advise you in regards to side effects. If Vivitrol is not right for you, we'll advise a different treatment plan.
The Counseling Center can help with your ongoing shots. We'll keep a proper amount of your Vivitrol at our locations and will arrange your appointments every month so that you don't miss an injection. We'll also track how you’re doing and if you experience side effects.
You will have to be engaged in substance use therapy to get the most out of experience Vivitrol injections. As Vivitrol impacts your body’s reactions to drugs and alcohol, our therapists will help you the mental aspects of addiction and co-existing disorders. In individual and group therapy, you'll receive support for underlying mental health disorders and learn new coping mechanisms to promote a life without alcohol and drugs.
Get Started With Vivitrol Maintenance Today
When you need a hand in maintaining your sobriety, The Counseling Center and our Vivitrol doctors are ready to support you. Contact 866-850-5001 or submit the following form to discuss how our outpatient care will boost your recovery. We reply promptly, day or night.