Antagonists attach to opioid receptors, but do not cause the release of dopamine. They are non-addictive and do not lead to physical dependence. Antagonists create a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain for one month at a time, helping patients to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, following detox, while they focus on counseling. Patients must detox before starting VIVITROL.
VIVITROL IS AN ANTAGONIST OR BLOCKING MEDICATION
Alcohol addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects people psychologically and physically. Effective treatment programs can address both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication.1,2 If you are seeking medication as part of your treatment plan, consider VIVITROL. VIVITROL is the first and only non-addictive, once-monthly medication that, when combined with counseling, is proven to help reduce heavy-drinking days. VIVITROL and counseling help reinforce recovery for one month at a time while you work on the psychological aspects of addiction through counseling.
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The VIVITROL® Co-pay Savings Program covers up to $500/month of Co-pay or deductible expenses for eligible patients with a VIVITROL prescription.
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