Addiction Medication Shot

We Offer Vivitrol, Suboxone, or Sublocade for Addiction Treatment

Medication Assisted Recovery Treatment Shots

When starting your journey to a sober life, seeking professional help is recommended because you need all the support you can get. As an addiction treatment center and trained provider, we have helped many people like you detox safely making use of the Vivitrol shot as well as other medications.

Our medically assisted detoxification program involves the following branded medications in a nutshell:

  • Vivitrol is administered via injection and contains naltrexone.
  • Suboxone is administered orally and contains buprenorphine and naloxone.
  • Sublocade is administered via injection and contains buprenorphine.

These medications have different risks and functions, so it’s crucial to find the right option for you. We offer Vivitrol, Suboxone, and Sublocade to help you through detoxification, which is an essential first step on the road to sobriety.

Contact the Volpicelli Center today to discuss how we can provide you with medically assisted detox customized to your needs.

Vivitrol Shot, Sublocade, Suboxone Addiction Treatment

A Vital Component of Addiction Treatment

Medications like Vivitrol, Suboxone, and Sublocade are a vital component of addiction treatment. Too often, people in recovery fail to remain sober because they can’t cope with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Fortunately, our addiction treatment center offers medication to help you complete the journey to sobriety. Let’s discuss the three opiate addiction medications you can take and how they work.

Vivitrol Shot and How Does It Work?

Vivitrol is a brand-name formulation of naltrexone administered as an intramuscular solution (the Vivitrol shot) once a month to help clients with opioid addiction detox safely. The extended-release injection works by binding to opioid receptor sites. This explains why naltrexone is referred to as an opioid antagonist or blocker.

Naltrexone blocks opioid receptor sites for a long time, thus preventing intoxicating substances from producing the usual euphoria and sedation effects.

The medicine is slowly released after the monthly shot is delivered, preventing opioid abuse since the person can’t get “high.” Over time the person can maintain abstinence from opioids as the frequency and intensity of opioid cravings decreases.

What Is Suboxone and How Does It Work?

Suboxone is another branded opioid addiction medicine that contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine-naloxone is also available as a generic version, and this medicine is taken orally by placing it under the tongue. The sublingual film reduces withdrawal symptoms and intensity of opioid cravings, thus minimizing the risk of misuse.

Suboxone works by blocking opioid receptors and is capable of lowering the craving for opioids without creating a “high.” If the person takes opioids like heroin, they also won’t get “high” because the receptors are blocked.

Buprenorphine covers the receptors partially, while naloxone, the other ingredient, is an opioid antagonist that combats the euphoric effects of buprenorphine.

What Is Sublocade and How Does It Work?

Sublocade is a branded version of buprenorphine used for opioid detox. This brand delivers buprenorphine only (no naloxone) as a monthly, long-term release shot, and the slow-release helps the person withstand withdrawal symptoms.

Buprenorphine binds to receptors such that if the person takes drugs, they won’t experience the euphoria that results in cravings. In other words, the reward sensation no longer kicks in after taking opioids.

Sublocade should only be administered by a trained provider since self-administration carries the risk of misuse. Sublocade can be an effective tool that helps you recover from substance abuse, but it should only be used in controlled settings.

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