Naltrexone For Alcohol Addiction
Your Questions Answered
Naltrexone is medication used to recover from alcohol addiction.
What is naltrexone?
Naltrexone, when used for alcohol addiction, is sold under the brand names Vivitrol (a once per month injectable form of naltrexone) and ReVia. Naltrexone belongs is a group of medications called opioid antagonists.
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 is believed to activate. It is also used in opioid addiction recovery.
Where can I buy naltrexone?
Naltrexone is available via telehealth through Workit Health’s online program. If you’re ready to moderate or quit drinking with naltrexone, Workit Health offers video visits with a clinician, 24/7 messaging with a recovery coach, and engaging online courses to help you stay on track. Naltrexone is also available through your general practitioner.
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. Start treatment with naltrexone from your local pharmacy. Message your coach for motivation and accountability in recovery, and work through engaging courses hand-picked for you.
What do I need to know about naltrexone and opioids?
Even when using naltrexone for alcohol use disorder, it’s important to note that opioids can’t be taken when on the medication, as it is an opioid antagonist. If you are actively taking opioids, talk with your care team about the best treatment options for your alcohol addiction. And remember this is why your care team may be asking you about your opioid use, even if you are seeking help for alcohol addiction.
What type of doctors prescribe naltrexone?
Although it isn’t commonly known that naltrexone can be used as a treatment for alcohol addiction, including for moderation, there are no regulations limiting what type of doctor is able to prescribe naltrexone in the U.S.
Where can I get naltrexone treatment?
Workit Health offers naltrexone treatment for alcohol addiction in California. We serve the entire state via telehealth.
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