As a longtime provider of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, Rehab After Work is dedicated to providing cutting-edge and innovative services.
Currently, Rehab After Work offers Medication Assisted Treatment with Vivitrol at its Paoli location. Walk-in appointments are available on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 4 PM. Clients can also make appointments with our registered nurse to receive Vivitrol injections by calling 610-644-6464 x1549.
Private insurance is accepted for Vivitrol services.
What is Vivitrol?
Vivitrol is a medication administered via injection that blocks the intense high associated with opioid use, which often leads to addiction and total dependence. Vivitrol can prevent releapse by eliminating the pleasurable feeling that comes with using opioids. Appropriate use of Vivitrol can provide relief for individuals struggling with opioid addiction, as well as their friends, families, and communities.
How Does Vivitrol Work?
Vivitrol is the first non-narcotic, non-addictive, extended release medication approved for the treatment of opioid dependence.
It works by blocking the effect that opioids have on the brain and reduces the cravings that many people experience after they quit. Vivtrol is recommended for patients who have already stopped drinking and using opioid drugs, and who have gone through a detoxification process with a minimum of 3 to 7 days.
Vivitrol is a once-a-month shot and requires outpatient therapy with a Rehab After Work therapist. It works best in conjunction with treatment planning and most clients are more likely to stay in treatment and refrain from using illicit drugs.
Is Vivitrol Right for You?
Vivitrol may be right for you if:
- You have already completely detoxed from alcohol and opioids
- You do not have any opioids in system; otherwise, you may experience withdrawal symptoms
- You do not have acute hepatitis or liver failure
The Side Effects of Vivitrol
According to the FDA, side effects may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Painful joints
- Muscle cramps
Other potential serious side effects of Vivitrol include:
- Reactions at the injection site, which can be severe and may require surgical intervention
- Liver damage
- Allergic reactions, such as hives, rashes, facial swelling
- Feeling depressed
- Suicide, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal behavior