Naltrexone for alcohol addiction
Naltrexone is proven to reduce cravings and decrease heavy drinking days.
Frequently asked questions
To help you better understand our treatment we have answered some commonly asked questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read more: Why Opioids and Naltrexone don’t Mix.
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.
Workit Health offers naltrexone treatment for alcohol addiction in California, Michigan, and New Jersey. We serve each of these entire states via telehealth.