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Vivitrol in Substance Abuse Treatment

Vivitrol is the pharmaceutical brand name for the injectable and oral form of naltrexone. Vivitrol is used to help treat opioid abuse disorder and alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone, the main ingredient in Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. This will cause the individuals to experience opioid […]

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International Awareness Overdose Day: August 31, 2019

Of the 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the United States in 2017, more than 43,000 involved opioids. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held Aug. 31 each year to remember those gone too soon from overdose deaths. Opioids are the leading cause of drug overdose in the United States. Preventable opioid overdose deaths increased by 14% […]

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