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Vivitrol Solutions in Memphis

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Medically Reviewed: September 25, 2019

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One of the reasons the opioid epidemic is hard to tackle is because of the difficulty of maintaining long term abstinence. It’s one thing to decide to seek recovery, it’s another thing to finish, and most importantly to maintain abstinence from opioids. Unfortunately, some going through the recovery process relapse after detox.

Thankfully, there is a promising solution for this. With the help of Vivitrol, Pax Memphis has been helping addicts achieve long term recovery and gain back their physical and mental health so that they can have their lives back.

Vivitrol, or ReVia are the brand names of Naltrexone Microspheres which is a drug that is used to manage opioid and alcohol dependency. Vivitrol is an opiate antagonist that is used as a medication-assisted drug for alcohol and opioid detoxification. Like any opiate drugs, Vivitrol attaches to the opioid receptors in the brain, but it doesn’t release dopamine. As a result, Vivitrol is not addictive and doesn’t lead to dependency. What this drug does is block the opioid receptors in the brain for a whole month after use, thus preventing the patient from relapsing. Vivitrol helps to maintain abstinence after detoxification.



At Pax Memphis, TN we run a Vivitrol MAT (Medication-assisted treatment), and we would be glad to walk with you on your journey to full recovery.