Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. While EPIC has focused on counseling as a way to address the psychological aspect of addiction, there is a new drug called Vivitrol that is helping us to work on the physical aspect. For eligibility and enrollment information, call The EPIC Recovery Center (904.417.7100) and speak with a nurse about our medication-assisted protocol. Some insurances may cover the expenses of the drug. For more information on this medication, please visit Vivitrol.com
By blocking the euphoric effects of opioids or alcohol, this medication (paired with counseling) has proven to be an effective treatment to help with alcohol and opioid dependence. Because Vivitrol is a non-narcotic and opioid antagonist, which does not have any addictive properties, dependence on the medication does not occur.
Vivitrol has a long-acting formula, which means it only has to be administered once a month. When used with counseling, it has shown to be effective for both the treatment of alcohol dependence and the prevention of relapse in opioid dependence following opioid detox. We recognize that addiction is both physical and psychological, and therefore want to be able to monitor the progress of each client during their treatments.
For more information on this medication, please visit Vivitrol.com
Included in Vivitrol Therapy: