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Vivitrol is a brand name for the naltrexone drug. It’s a widely used drug used for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependencies. Many addiction treatment facilities use this drug to help their patients who are suffering from withdrawal symptoms and violent cravings.

Commercially, it is marketed in its hydrochloride salt form, known as naltrexone hydrochloride. Despite the fact that it is marketed as a drug used to cure addiction, it has caused addiction itself as well. Some people do not respond well to this substance and use it instead for its effects of elation and euphoria as a response to this.

Side Effects

People who take vivitrol do not have to deal with major side effects at lower doses. These minor effects include things like itching, nausea, and a feeling of weakness. The lasting feeling of euphoria is why people take it. The body soon becomes tolerant to the dosage, though, so users need to keep taking higher doses to maintain the feeling of elation.

More severe side effects change the way the body works. One way in which it does this is by increasing the metabolic compound found within muscles. Users have also developed diseases such as cellulitis and hepatitis.

Vivitrol Addiction Treatment

Treating an addiction to vivitrol requires a stay in a residential addiction treatment centre, the main reason being because of the easy availability of the drug on the streets. The temptation is nearly always too much to handle in the real world. Furthermore, these facilities bring the issues that triggered the addiction in the beginning to the surface. By learning to cope with these issues, the cravings lessen.

Doctors work on a one-to-one basis with patients in rehab to ensure that these patients are being listened to and that they have the time they need to respond to counselling.

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