Moderate or quit drinking from home for North Carolina residents
By Workit Health Content Team
Medically Reviewed by Thomas "Keith" Riddle, PA-C
Reviewed: October 6, 2022
How our virtual alcohol rehab works
Workit Health affiliated providers prescribe FDA-approved medications as clinically appropriate, including naltrexone (ReVia), acamprosate (Campral), or disulfiram (Antabuse) to help to reduce your alcohol cravings.
When medication is prescribed, it is part of a complete treatment program, which includes behavioral therapies, coursework, and recovery groups.
Virtual Doctor’s Appointments
All our affiliated clinician visits are online and hosted through our HIPAA-compliant app. Like any doctor’s appointment, our providers will check in with you and monitor your health throughout your treatment. The only difference is that it is all online.
Recovery can be complicated and unpredictable. That’s why our coaches and recovery groups are available online, so you have access to support when you need it most.
Trained in addiction recovery, Workit coaches listen and provide tools that make a difference.
Questions about treatment or pricing?
You've got questions? We have answers
There are three medications approved by the FDA to treat alcohol use disorder: naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram.
Naltrexone (common brand names ReVia, Dapade, and Vivitrol) bonds with opioid receptors and affects the pleasure center in the brain. The medication can reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol, reduce cravings for alcohol, and reduce heavy drinking days.
Acamprosate (common brand name Campral) affects neurotransmitters in the brain. It can help you manage your cravings for alcohol and may balance your brain chemistry once you’ve quit drinking.
Disulfiram (common brand name Antabuse) provides negative reinforcement by causing unpleasant physical effects—including headache, nausea, and vomiting, among others—shortly after even a small amount of alcohol is consumed. These consequences discourage alcohol consumption by making it so unpleasant.
It is always up to the discretion of our affiliated clinician to prescribe medication. As long as you’re a good fit for our program, you will receive medication e-prescribed to a pharmacy near you the same day as your provider appointment.
You will meet with a Workit affiliated clinician directly through the Workit Health web or phone app. Login to your account at your scheduled appointment time, and choose to join your provider’s meeting room. Our in-app video conferencing is HIPAA-compliant and totally secure.
Through the Workit Health app, you will be able to join online recovery groups and work through therapeutic courses. As naltrexone is considered an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder with or without behavioral health support, coaching is not required. 1:1 counseling sessions may be available as an add-on to the treatment program.
Verify your insurance coverage and schedule your first appointment online in just a few minutes by downloading the Workit Health app. If you have more questions, you can request more information by filling out this form.
Just like your in-person doctor’s office, at Workit Health we take your privacy seriously. Workit Health’s HIPAA-compliant, WCAG-accessible, and SOC 2 Type II compliant program is an industry leader in telehealth care. We will never release your information to anyone without your permission.
“I co-founded Workit Health after my own experiences in the recovery community. I was tired of seeing friends fall through the cracks of traditional systems of care. Workit Health brings expert support for alcohol directly to North Carolinans' phones.”
Robin McIntosh, Workit Health CEO
Frequently asked questions
Can naltrexone really help me drink less?
Alcohol use disorder has historically been really hard to treat. In the past, the only option was 12 step programs, which can be effective but don’t work for everybody. Today, naltrexone is a medication that we can use that helps with the cravings for alcohol. It’s easy to take, and there are few side effects. It’s quite effective in helping people to avoid picking up that first drink.
Dr. Kevin Armington
Workit Physician, Board Member of Office of Alcoholism and Substance Use Services
What can I expect from the Workit program?
Through Workit, you’ll meet with an affiliated clinician and develop a therapeutic relationship with them. You’ll have the support of a counselor. You’re not going to feel alone out there. We have groups you join and courses that you can do that are fun and not like being in school. It’s supportive. It’s a little something you carry in your pocket.
Workit Physician Assistant, VP of Medical Practice, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University PA Program
Is telemedicine an effective way to treat addiction?
With telemedicine, you can get the treatment that you need from the comfort of your home. Not everyone can find a babysitter to get to get to a treatment center. Workit Health was one of the first innovative programs to offer telehealth even before COVID. I love being able to reach out to people who need help wherever they are.
Head of Behavioral Health, Master's of Social Work from University of Michigan
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