For some patients with a history of extensive alcohol or opioid use, treatment may include the use of non-addictive medication. Naltrexone or Vivitrol may be recommended to help individuals overcome the intense cravings sometimes experienced during the first year of recovery.
Naltrexone and Vivitrol have been used to successfully manage alcohol and drug dependence since 1995. They block the effects of opioids or alcohol in the brain and take away the sensation of getting high or buzzed. As a result, Naltrexone and Vivitrol are good choices for people who have completed medically supervised detoxification and are highly motivated to stay in recovery.
Glenbeigh’s treatment protocol includes education on Naltrexone and Vivitrol and the importance of continued counseling along with recovery support. Patients interested in Naltrexone or Vivitrol are provided guidance to begin medication assisted treatment while at Glenbeigh.