Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
Vivitrol???
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Vivitrol???

Has anyone used it?? Im 13 days clean of opiates and have used 100 medicines?
I'm going to my doctor tommorow and I'm considering trying this?
Has anyone taken it, and what your results were??


Thank you
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
4204073_tn?1361835076
I've never heard of this?    What is it for?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
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!!!
Blank
4204073_tn?1361835076
Please keep us updated on how that is working out for you.   Makes me wonder why they didn't come out with this sooner?  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
The only thing about naloxone that is bad, it really brings on the wds fast and hard. I refused it, but to each there on. Day 35 off 90 mgs methadone.
Blank
3688816_tn?1358478897
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!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Maria920 -

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!!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
1926359_tn?1331591739
Blank
lulu747
Vancouver
4113881_tn?1401895587
Blank
ActingBrandNew
Torrance, CA
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
5347058_tn?1381192026
Blank
ariley13
Boston, MA
1235186_tn?1339127464
Blank
atthebeach
on the beach, NJ