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Vivitrol Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia

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At Etowah Recovery Center, we proudly offer a Vivitrol treatment program in Atlanta. Our program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care for individuals struggling with addiction. Vivitrol, a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), has been proven to significantly reduce cravings for opioids and alcohol. Our experienced and compassionate professionals are committed to maintaining their sobriety and recovery from opioids and alcohol use disorders. 

What Is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is a prescription medication that is part of a comprehensive treatment program for individuals struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction. It contains naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that works by blocking the receptors in the brain responsible for producing pleasurable effects from opioids and alcohol. 

How Does Vivitrol Work?

Vivitrol helps reduce cravings and prevents relapse, enabling individuals to focus on their recovery and pursue long-term sobriety. Administered as a once-a-month injection, Vivitrol eliminates the need for daily medication and offers convenience while ensuring consistent therapeutic benefits. 

As part of our integrated approach to treating addiction, we are proud to provide individuals access to the life-changing benefits of Vivitrol as an essential component of our addiction treatment programs.

What Happens If You Drink while on Vivitrol?

If someone drinks alcohol while on Vivitrol, they may experience more intense and severe effects than usual. While Vivitrol specifically targets the opioid receptors in the brain, it also affects other neurotransmitters associated with alcohol consumption and the euphoria one used to experience. 

So, drinking will not bring any pleasure. However, one will still experience the other effects of alcohol, such as sedation and impaired judgment. As a result, Vivitrol acts as a deterrent to drinking and is a viable MAT for alcohol use disorder (AUD). 

How Is Vivitrol Used for Opioid Addiction?

Vivitrol is an effective treatment option for opioid addiction when used as part of a comprehensive MAT program. Since Vivitrol contains naltrexone, it blocks the opioid receptors in the brain, preventing the euphoric effects associated with opioid use. It also helps lessen cravings for opioids. 

By using Vivitrol as part of a tailored treatment plan that includes counseling and support services, individuals can break free from the cycle of opioid addiction. The drug can help prevent relapse, reduce cravings, and provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms. 

How Effective Is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol has been proven to be a highly effective treatment option for opioid addiction. Clinical studies have shown that individuals receiving Vivitrol as part of a comprehensive treatment program are more likely to stay abstinent, reduce their opioid use, and minimize the risk of relapse compared to those who do not receive medication-assisted treatment.

The effectiveness of Vivitrol can be attributed to blocking the receptors in the brain associated with opioids. This helps reduce cravings and prevents the pleasurable effects of using opioids,  allowing individuals in recovery to focus on therapy, counseling, and other support services necessary for long-term sobriety.

How We Incorporate Vivitrol into Our Atlanta Addiction Treatment Center

At our Atlanta addiction treatment center, we integrate Vivitrol into our comprehensive addiction treatment programs. Our approach includes various levels of care designed to meet individuals’ unique needs and stages of recovery.

  • Detox: We provide a safe and comfortable environment for medical detoxification, where Vivitrol can be administered as needed to manage withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and opioids.
  • Residential Program: Our residential program offers 24/7 support in a structured setting. Within this level of care, we may incorporate Vivitrol as part of MAT to address opioid or alcohol addiction.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): PHP provides intensive day treatment with regular medical supervision and therapy sessions. Vivitrol could be used during this phase when deemed appropriate by our clinical team to help manage cravings.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP): Our IOP offers a more flexible schedule to allow individuals to receive ongoing therapy while reintegrating into their daily lives post-residential or PHP treatment. Vivitrol may be used when it is beneficial to prevent relapse. 
  • Evening IOP: Our Evening IOP provides the same services as our IOP but with sessions held in the evenings for individuals with daytime commitments. 
  • Outpatient Program: Outpatient programs are available for those who have completed higher levels of care but still require continued support. The contiguous use of Vivitrol can be considered when it is appropriate.
  • Alumni Support: After completing any form of formalized treatment at Etowah Recovery Center, our alumni programming provides ongoing support through peer connections and community involvement opportunities encouraging sustained recovery efforts.

Other Services We Offer

In addition to our Vivitrol treatment program, we offer a range of comprehensive services at Etowah Recovery Center in Atlanta personalized to each of our client’s specific needs and recovery goals, including: 

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • DUI Classes
  • Substance Use Evaluations

Break Free from Alcohol and Opioid Addiction with Our Vivitrol Treatment Program in Atlanta 

Ready to break free from alcohol and opioid addiction? Discover the life-changing benefits of our Vivitrol treatment Program in Atlanta at Etowah Recovery Center. With our comprehensive approach, experienced professionals, and compassionate care, we support you every step of the way to long-lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your life. Contact us today to start your journey free from the grips of alcohol and opioids.

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