Vivitrol

Can Vivitrol Be Addictive?

Vivitrol is the brand name and injectable form of Naltrexone. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids. It also binds to the endorphin receptors in the body, blocking the sedative and euphoric feelings people get from substances like alcohol and opioids.   Because of these effects, Vivitrol is used to treat…

Creativity in Recovery

Addiction Hampers, Not Causes, Creativity

In author Leslie Jamison’s book The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, she talks about visiting the bars where some of her favorite writers drank. Like many others, she’d internalized the myth that great writers, artists, and musicians’ art is fueled by their addictions. She later found out that many of her favorite authors wrote their…

group therapy

What is the Difference Between Group and Family Therapy?

Group and family therapy are both forms of therapy that take place with several people at the same time. The two share a few similarities. However, there are also notable differences between them.  Family therapy is, as the name suggests, therapy that involves a person’s family. It is used often in addiction treatment, as addiction…