Vivitrol(380mg) is a non-addictive injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence and prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detox. At Coastal Life Recovery, our countless success stories are due to the treatment programs we tailor to the individual. Although each program is custom fit for the patient’s needs, Vivitrol is a common component in the success of our patients. If patient choose to go with the Vivitrol program, they will receive the Vivitrol injection every 30 days. The first injection is only administered after the patient has been substance free for 7 to 10 days. Prior to receiving each Vivitrol injection, the patient must have their urine tested to confirm that they are substance free. In the case that the patient’s urine tests positive for opiates, the patient will not be able to receive the injection.
Suboxone medication is indicated for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Unlike Vivitrol, Suboxone can be habit forming, and Coastal Life Recovery does not do Suboxone management. At our facility, we use Suboxone in a taper as part of a 14-day detox. After 14 days, our patients should be off of Suboxone, and ready to move onto Vivitrol or oral Naltrexone. (This 14-day time period varies patient to patient and must be discussed with your physician.)