VIVITROL TREATMENT Program

INSynergy is an approved provider of Vivitrol (Naltrexone), the first and only once-monthly injectable medication to treat opiate and alcohol dependence. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medicine used in combination with counseling to treat opiate and alcohol dependence and prevent a relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification.

Vivitrol Can Significantly Reduce the Desire to Use

The problem with opioid or alcohol addiction is the feedback loop created – using these substances brings you to that familiar place where everything in the world feels right. You know it’s not. But you choose to believe the lie…the one telling you that the substance will make you feel better. And it brings you back…over and over again.

But what would happen if obsessive thought could be controlled? Would you still have the same feelings toward the substance if it wasn’t rewarded or pleasurable?

Imagine knowing that this could be the last detox you’ll ever have to face. And when the hardest part is behind you, INSynergy can prescribe a medication so that you won’t get that pleasure, euphoria, or reward from using opiates or alcohol…a substance that’s helped you create the lie you once believed.

Vivitrol + Counseling Can Deflate the Power of the Substance

VIVITROL is a prescription medication given as an injection by a healthcare provider – once a month or every 4 weeks.

VIVITROL Treatment can:

  • Prevent from relapsing to opiates after detox
  • Treat alcohol addiction

It’s known as an antagonist, or blocking medication. Antagonists create a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors in the brain. VIVITROL is non-addictive, non-divertible, and does not lead to physical dependence.

VIVITROL can put you in a position of power over your addiction – not the other way around, as it’s been. If you can’t get high, intoxicated, or get that euphoric rush you’ve been chasing…the need to go back will be drastically reduced.

INSynergy Can Help You on the Path Forward

The team at INSynergy has helped many like you turn their back on addiction and start a fresh, new life. Dr. Taca was voted one of the Best Doctors of America in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and developed the Vivitrol program for those who are motivated to beat addiction and leave it behind forever.

Call INSynergy today and start working toward a new chapter in your life.

Dr. Taca discusses Vivitrol and Opioid Dependence

Vivitrol Information

How Vivitrol Treatment Works

To be effective, Vivitrol treatment must be used with recovery programs, such as counseling.

Alcohol is thought to stimulate the release of endogenous opioids, which may produce the euphoric feelings associated with alcohol consumption.

Endogenous opioids (e.g., beta-endorphin) are released into the synapse (the space between the signaling and target neurons) and stimulate activity at opiate receptors, which produces a signal in the target neuron. Exogenous opiates such as morphine also stimulate opiate receptors.

Naltrexone is thought to block opioids from activating opiate receptors. Common frequently asked questions about Naltrexone.

We know that the release of dopamine in the brain is related to the reinforcing effect of alcohol and may be associated with alcohol dependence. This illustration depicts a proposed mechanism in which the ingestion of alcohol begins a neural cascade resulting in the release of dopamine – the neurotransmitter that may lead to the reinforcement of alcohol’s pleasurable effects.

Vivitrol - Opioid Receptors

Common Side Effects of Vivitrol

Vivitrol Treatment may cause side effects including:
  • A reaction at the injection site. The reaction could be pain, tenderness, swelling, redness, bruising, and/or itching.
  • Nausea
Other Common Side Effects of VIVITROL Are:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Painful joints
  • Muscle cramps