Online prescription naltrexone for alcohol addiction

Get naltrexone online from an affiliated clinician via telehealth and take control of your drinking.

Online prescription naltrexone for alcohol addiction

Get naltrexone online from an affiliated clinician via telehealth and take control of your drinking.

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By Workit Health Content Team

Medically Reviewed by Dorothy Moore, N.P.

Reviewed: November 15, 2021

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What is naltrexone?

When used for alcohol addiction, naltrexone is sold in the form of a daily pill under the brand names ReVia and Depade. Workit members in California may also be prescribed naltrexone in the form of a monthly injection under the brand name Vivitrol. Naltrexone belongs is a group of medications called opioid antagonists.

Read more: What is Naltrexone, and how can it be used to treat both alcohol and opioid addiction

What is naltrexone used for?

Naltrexone works to aid in alcohol addiction recovery, as it has been shown to reduce the amount and frequency of drinking. It affects the pleasure center of the brain that addiction (including alcohol use disorder) is believed to activate. It is also approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder.

How does telehealth naltrexone treatment work?

Through Workit Health’s online program, you can speak with a clinician via a telehealth video visit about your medical history and your recovery goals. If appropriate, naltrexone will be e-prescribed to your local pharmacy. You can message your coach for motivation and accountability in recovery, and work through engaging courses hand-picked for you.

Read more: Everything to Know About Telemedicine Addiction Treatment

Where can I get naltrexone treatment?

Workit Health affiliated clinicians offer online naltrexone treatment for alcohol addiction in states where we offer Workit Clinic. We serve each of these entire states via telehealth addiction treatment.

How does telehealth naltrexone treatment work?

Through Workit Health’s online program, you can speak with a clinician via a telehealth video visit about your medical history and your recovery goals. If appropriate, naltrexone will be e-prescribed to your local pharmacy. You can message your coach for motivation and accountability in recovery, and work through engaging courses hand-picked for you.

Read more: Everything to Know About Telemedicine Addiction Treatment

Where can I get naltrexone treatment?

Workit Health affiliated clinicians offer online naltrexone treatment for alcohol addiction in states where we offer Workit Clinic. We serve each of these entire states via telehealth addiction treatment.

What are the risks and concerns about naltrexone?

Naltrexone is used to help people who have stopped drinking alcohol and using street drugs continue to avoid drinking or using drugs. Naltrexone should not be used by people who are still using street drugs or drinking large amounts of alcohol. Do not take any opioid medications or use opioid street drugs during your treatment with naltrexone. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioid medications and opioid street drugs and can lead to precipitate withdrawal. Naltrexone may cause liver damage when taken in large doses. It is not likely that naltrexone will cause liver damage when taken in recommended doses. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, mood changes, difficulty falling or staying asleep, drowsiness, and muscle or joint pain. For more information about naltrexone, see the naltrexone listing on medlineplus.gov, the full Prescribing Information, and Medication Guide, or talk to your healthcare provider. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Effective addiction care isn’t one-size-fits-all. Workit Health affiliated clinicians provide personalized treatment that is tailored to your own life and goals. The Workit program brings evidence-based substance use treatment to the privacy of home.

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Like many other conditions, opioid and alcohol addictions are best treated with medication and therapeutic support.

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Citations

1. Naltrexone. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/naltrexone. Accessed November 2021.

2. Carpenter, J. E., LaPrad, D., Dayo, Y., DeGrote, S., & Williamson, K. (2018). An Overview of Pharmacotherapy Options for Alcohol Use Disorder. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS, 35(10), 48–58. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248154/

3. Volpicelli, J.R., Alterman, A.I., Hayashida, M., & O’Brien C.P. (1992). Naltrexone in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 49(11):876–880. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1992.01820110040006

4. C. Garbutt, J.(2010). Efficacy and Tolerability of Naltrexone in the Management of Alcohol Dependence. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 16 (19), 2091-2097. doi:10.2174/138161210791516459

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