Vivitrol Detoxification and Rehab Centers in North Carolina

Vivitrol or naltrexone is commonly prescribed to treat opioid addiction with a treatment program. Some drug rehab centers in North Carolina provide this medication, yet it may not be a good fit for everyone. Addicted.org offers a directory of rehabs in North Carolina that offer Vivitrol.

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List of Vivitrol Detox in North Carolina

Below is a list of the different Vivitrol detox centers in North Carolina. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

Vivitrol is an extended-release version of Naltrexone and is only given once a month as an injection to help people addicted to heroin or opioid pain medications and also alcoholics. Vivitrol is designed to stop the cravings with these drugs, and also prevent the pleasurable effects. Heroin and other opioids cannot be used while someone is taking Vivitrol. This is because the user will experience immediate withdrawal symptoms, and in fact, before being prescribed Vivitrol, an addict must be drug and alcohol-free for 7 to 10 days before use. While on Vivitrol, an addict’s tolerance for opioids will be significantly less, and this can place them at risk of overdose if they relapse while taking Vivitrol. Vivitrol can be used while an addict is going through some type of outpatient or inpatient drug rehabilitation program. Some of the different drug treatment facilities within the state of North Carolina may work with patients who are taking Vivitrol as part of their treatment.

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Withdrawal Management and Vivitrol in North Carolina

Vivitrol injection is used to prevent relapse in people who became dependent on opioid medication. Additionally, Vivitrol injections are used to treat alcoholism by reducing the urge to drink. Vivitrol is used during withdrawal management and treatment because it is believed that it helps patients better focus on the behavioral and therapeutic aspects of treatment. The medication is used because of its ability to block the effects of opioids and diminish some of the rewards of drinking alcohol if a person relapses. Vivitrol also plays a role in preventing cravings that may lead a person to relapse after detox. However, some side effects of Vivitrol include nausea, depression, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, sleepiness, insomnia, and anxiety.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), between 1999 and 2016, over 21,000 people died from opioid overdoses. In 2019 the More Powerful drug education campaign was created to help keep people informed about the dangers of opioids and other prescription drugs. For example, in 2017, there were nearly 125 unintentional opioid-related overdose emergency department visits per week. The number of unintentional opioid overdose deaths in 2017 was nearly 17 times higher than in 1999. Withdrawal management and treatment involving the use of Vivitrol does help some opioid users achieve sobriety. When choosing treatment for either an alcohol addiction or an opioid addiction, you should first determine what treatment approach is best for your situation.

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Vivitrol is the brand name for a specialized type of drug known as an opioid antagonist. And while this may sound similar to an opioid, it functions much differently. Rather than producing opioid-like effects, it blocks them. The medication is used to treat opioid addiction by preventing relapse in people who’ve ceased abusing drugs. It can help prevent cravings for opioids, and if relapse occurs, the opioid doesn’t produce the effects it’s consumed for. Vivitrol is also used similarly to treat alcoholism. While it doesn’t block the effects of alcohol, it can help prevent or diminish cravings for alcohol.

Vivitrol is a clear, liquid substance that comes in a prescription vial. Hypodermic needles are required for the administration of the medication.

Vivitrol injections must be maintained monthly to work effectively. Otherwise, the person may become susceptible to cravings and relapse.

No, Vivitrol is not addictive. It is used to help treat opioid addiction. But Vivitrol is not a complete treatment in itself and should always be used in conjunction with a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program.

Vivitrol is injected into the muscle, where it is slowly absorbed over the following four weeks. Vivitrol is only given in a medical setting by healthcare professionals.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at M.Leach@Addicted.org.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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