Vivitrol, or injectable Naltrexone, has been in use for some time now as medication assisted treatment for alcohol cravings. Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles has done so and noted the beneficial side effect of craving reduction for those with opiate addiction in addition to alcohol dependence. So we will now prescribe Vivitrol for patients with opiate dependence.
Vivitrol has proven to be effective in alcohol craving reduction. During internal interviews, patients have reported higher motivation for recovery with some reporting minor side effects. Those who also suffer from heroin addiction or prescription drug addiction noted a reduction in opiate cravings as well as for alcohol.
In light of this, Tarzana Treatment Centers is actively evaluating patients with opiate addiction for the purpose of prescribing them Vivitrol. This is being done on a case by case basis. Between our own experience with the benefits of Vivitrol for opiate addiction, along with the successful phases of testing Alkermes has done in this area, we feel that it is now a safe, non-narcotic alternative for opiate craving reduction.
The excerpt below is from an Associated Press article about Vivitrol tests on opiate dependence.
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Alkermes Inc. said a late stage clinical trial shows its drug Vivitrol, which is used to help alcoholics quit drinking, also helped opioid addicts stay off drugs.
Subjects who were injected with Vivitrol once per month were more likely to pass a urine test than patients who received a placebo injection, Alkermes said. The drug also met secondary goals, as subjects reported a lower craving for drugs, and half of the subjects were clean in at least 90 percent of their drug tests.
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Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles uses Vivitrol for medication assisted treatment as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare in alcohol and drug treatment. If you or a loved one needs help for alcohol dependence or drug addiction, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.
For more information on Vivitrol, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.