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VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine used to:
  • Treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL.
  • Prevent relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification.

You must stop taking opioids before you start receiving VIVITROL. To be effective, VIVITROL must be used with other alcohol or drug recovery programs such as counseling.

VIVITROL may not work for everyone. It is not known if VIVITROL is safe and effective in children.

If you're struggling with alcohol dependence,
you're not alone.

The following videos and stories represent patients' personal stories and experiences with VIVITROL® and counseling that offer insights into their recovery journeys. These shared personal stories may encourage you in planning your recovery journey.

Patient stories

Real individuals' stories of alcohol dependence and their experience with VIVITROL and counseling.

Patient stories reflect personal experiences. Individual experiences may vary. These are former patients who were prescribed VIVITROL, and they were compensated for their time.

saryna

Single mother and professional on her recovery journey from alcohol dependence.

VIVITROL and counseling have been a part of my recovery journey. There are second chances.

Former VIVITROL® patient Evan Former Patient

EVAN

VIVITROL treatment was part of Evan's recovery journey.

Proud member of the LGBTQ+ community shares his path to recovery from alcohol dependence.

With VIVITROL, I could focus on other parts of my recovery path.

Proud member of the LGBTQ+ community shares his path to recovery from alcohol dependence.

With VIVITROL, I could focus on other parts of my recovery path.

Former VIVITROL® patient Hamp Former Patient

HAMP

Husband, father, and business owner on his recovery journey.

VIVITROL and counseling have been instrumental in my recovery journey.

VIVITROL and counseling have been instrumental in my recovery journey.


VIVITROL2GETHER® PATIENT SUPPORT SERVICES

If you have questions about how to get started and what is necessary during VIVITROL treatment, Vivitrol2gether can help.

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Setting treatment goals for your recovery journey

On the road to recovery, there may be challenges along the way. Revisiting treatment goals with your doctor may help you stay motivated in your recovery.1

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VIVITROL is not right for everyone. There are significant risks from VIVITROL treatment, including risk of opioid overdose, severe reactions at the injection site, sudden opioid withdrawal, liver damage or hepatitis.

Talk to your healthcare provider about naloxone, a medicine that is available to patients for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose.

Call 911 or get emergency medical help right away in all cases of known or suspected opioid overdose, even if naloxone is administered.

If you are being treated for alcohol dependence but also use or are addicted to opioid-containing medicines or opioid street drugs, it is important that you tell your healthcare provider before starting VIVITROL to avoid having sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms when you start VIVITROL treatment.

See Important Safety Information.

See Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.


Reference: 1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enhancing motivation for change in substance use disorder treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 35. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP19-02-01-003. Printed 2019.

Reference: 1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enhancing motivation for change in substance use disorder treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 35. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP19-02-01-003. Printed 2019.

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