At Northpoint Nebraska, we take an integrated approach to addiction and mental health treatment. We attack addiction from all angles to help our patients heal physically, mentally, and emotionally. Because everyone’s experiences with addiction and recovery are unique, our staff creates personalized treatment plans for each patient that best fits their needs and concerns. Patients can participate in various addiction treatment programs that will help them in their recovery journey. For individuals struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction, we provide Vivitrol treatment to help them stay sober during treatment and recovery. Contact us at 402.698.3475 to learn more.
What Is Vivitrol Treatment?
Vivitrol treatment is a medication-assisted treatment in which patients receive Vivitrol, which is a prescription medicine used in opioid treatment and alcohol treatment. It is a long-lasting and extended-release drug that patients receive once a month. Vivitrol is typically administered as an injection and should be given by a professional. When used in combination with other addiction treatment programs, Vivitrol can be highly effective in preventing relapse. Vivitrol can be used by individuals seeking treatment for the first time and by those struggling with addiction off and on for some time.
When used in alcohol treatment, Vivitrol blocks the rush of endorphins released when you drink. This means that if an individual did drink while receiving treatment, they would feel less pleasure from drinking. It is possible to become intoxicated, but people are likely to drink less. For opioid treatment, Vivitrol works by blocking opioid receptors in the brain. If an individual were to relapse and abuse opioids, they would not be able to experience a high. It is important to note that Vivitrol treatment can only begin when the patient has completed detox and been substance-free for 7-10 days. If they have not thoroughly flushed the opioids from their system, it can make withdrawal symptoms worse. Vivitrol treatment is not a cure for addiction, but it can be very beneficial for patients during their recovery.
Benefits of Vivitrol Treatment for Substance Abuse
There are many benefits of Vivitrol treatment for substance abuse. Those struggling with alcohol or opioid addiction can receive the medicine after detox to help them remain sober. This allows them to focus more on their treatment and recovery, as they are likely to be less stressed and more confident.
The benefits of Vivitrol treatment are:
- Lowering the risk of a relapse
- Is long-lasting
- Reducing cravings
- Vivitrol is proven to be effective
- It is not addictive
- Vivitrol is easy to administer
Receiving Vivitrol can help patients stay sober during the early days of treatment and recovery. Working to improve mental health, identifying triggers, and healthy coping strategies requires commitment and dedication. Vivitrol treatment can provide patients with peace of mind and less stress as they make these significant strides. It can also be beneficial when people transition out of treatment and back home during the early stages of recovery. This is an incredibly challenging time for many as they adjust to their regular life as a sober person. Vivitrol treatment can help them stay motivated and committed to long-term recovery.
Learn More About Vivitrol Treatment at Northpoint Nebraska
Vivitrol treatment for substance abuse is one of the many treatment programs we offer at Northpoint Nebraska. During treatment and recovery, Vivitrol is most effective when used alongside other treatments and therapy programs. Some of the additional treatment programs we offer that patients can participate in alongside Vivitrol treatment are:
- Alcohol detox and rehab
- Drug detox and rehab
- Co-occurring disorders treatment
- Relapse prevention program
- Medical detox program
- Anxiety treatment program
- Depression treatment program
- Bipolar disorder treatment program
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy program
- Group therapy program
To learn more about Vivitrol treatment and our other programs, contact Northpoint Nebraska at 402.698.3475.