VIVITROL Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Addiction


Treating Opioid Addiction

If you or someone you know has been battling opioid addiction, VIVITROL may be an effective medication-assisted treatment option for you. VIVITROL works by acting as an antagonist which creates a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors. This block happens for one month at a time.  It’s important to understand that this prescription injectable medical treatment is meant to prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detox. (You must stop taking opioids or other opioid-containing medications before starting VIVITROL.) Our specialists are here to talk more about the benefits and details of this treatment method, and to see if this could be an ideal option for you!

Treating Alcohol Addiction

Similar to how VIVITROL works for opioid addiction, this treatment is also successfully used to treat alcohol addiction along with counseling. As a once-monthly treatment, VIVITROL is proven to help reduce heavy drinking days and reinforce recovery.  This is a non-additive injectable prescription, that should only be utilized once a patient has stopped drinking.

Contact ABHC to find out more about VIVITROL.  After proper assessment, a prescription may be recommended for proper treatment, possibly in conjunction with addiction counseling.  We have 4 convenient locations around the Seattle area in West Seattle, Northgate, Bellevue and Kent – all easily accessible from nearby areas like Bothell, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Renton and Redmond.