what is vivitrol

What is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is a medication used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorder. It is sometimes used for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is the use of medications—often in combination with therapy—to treat addiction. Vivitrol is the brand name and injectible form of Naltrexone. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids. It…

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Channeling Addictive Tendencies in Recovery

Addiction is complex. The factors that contribute to its onset (genetics, environmental factors, traumatic experiences, co-occurring mental health disorders, and more) are multifaceted and different for everyone. Substance use disorders then change the brain, and while it heals throughout recovery, this further complicates things. People with Addiction and Addictive Tendencies I’m not a big fan…

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Addiction in the Creative Professions

In every artistic field—music, literature, visual arts, comedy, etc.—there’s no shortage of famous people who struggled with addiction. That’s why there’s a myth that addiction and mental health struggles fuel creativity. While those with creative brains may be more prone to addiction, substance use only holds them back; believing otherwise can stop people from getting…