Addiction Treatment

What is Vivitrol?

October 30th, 2017

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.


What is Vivitrol? It is a medication used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. It contains naltrexone, an active ingredient that blocks opiate receptors in the brain and can significantly reduce cravings. It is taken as a monthly injection and should only be administered by a healthcare professional.

Most common side effects include anxiety, drowsiness, muscle pain, upset stomach, and skin rashes. Vivitrol is not meant to cure addiction overall, but rather is a component of a comprehensive addiction treatment.

If you or anyone you know needs addiction treatment, call Mountainside at 1 888 833 4676.

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