It's an opiate blocker. Basically like suboxone with out the opiates. Suboxone is made up of 2 chemicals buprenorphine (opiate) and naloxone (opiate blocker). The reason you get hooked on suboxone and withdraw from it is because it's a narcotic and has opiates. Vivitrol is only naloxone so it's just a opiate blocker. No narcotics, no addiction, and no withdraws. Suppose to be awesome and takes away cravings and help the brain and receptors recover at a faster rate. I just got it today and we will see how it goes!!!
The naloxone only brings wd on if u have an opiate in ur system if u use while on subs or vivitrol it eont make u sick it just eont do anything at all bc of it being a blocker. So since ur 13 days clean u shouldnt experience any wd u just wont b able to get high. Which is a good thing. When i start having cravings i immediately take a suboxone tht way i kno i cant use and if i do it will b a waste. Congrats on getting clean and keep us posted on how its working out!
You are absolutely right. You have to be clean for 7-10 days before you can start. My doctor pissed tested me today to make sure I was clean. I dont really have any with draw symptoms anymore, but the mental is the tough part. If (I mean when) I can make 90 days I will be good. They said you usually stay on naloxone for 3-6 months. If it honestly lowers the cravings i'm golden. Thats the hardest part for me is the mental side!!
I guess it is different for everyone, because I'm mentally sure of myself. The physical part is breaking down....lack of sleep, poor eating habits. If I could just feel better, I told myself I wouldn't take suboxone, just because I was buying off the street on occasion(when I couldn't find anything else) and they would get me high.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that going against being clean? I mean clean living to me is not getting high. That's why I had to quit the methadone clinic so drastically. Although it was a mistake, I should have tapered. I just wanted to be clean soooo bad. Now I'm second guessing myself.
I have a doctors appointment Monday. Maybe suboxone will give me my life back. I just got out of a medical detox Tuesday. I refused suboxone and tramadol, they had me on so much other crap that I barely remember being there. Now that I'm detoxing from detox, I'm feeling like crap.
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