Suboxone/Vivitrol Info

About Suboxone

Suboxone is the first opioid medication approved under Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) 2000 for the treatment of opioid dependence in an office-based setting. Suboxone also can be dispensed for take-home use, just as any other prescription medication.

Suboxone mimics the effects of other opioids by alleviating cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This allows you to address the psychosocial reasons behind your opioid use. Studies show that maintenance treatment helps keep patients healthier, keeps them from legal troubles and reduces the risk of exposure to diseases and infections from sharing needles.

The primary active ingredient in Suboxone is buprenorphine. Suboxone also contains a small amount of naloxone to discourage misuse. Suboxone at the appropriate dose may be used to reduce illicit opioid use and help patients stay in treatment by suppressing symptoms of opioid withdrawal and decreasing opioid cravings.

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About Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a prescription injectable medicine used to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detox and to treat alcohol dependence (alcoholism). To be effective, Vivitrol must be used along with recovery programs, such as counseling. If you take opioids or opioid-containing medication, such as prescription pain medications or street drugs, you must stop these for 7-10 days before starting Vivitrol. You should stop drinking before starting Vivitrol.

For more information visit: www.vivitrol.com