Vivitrol for Addiction Treatment at Banyan Treatment Centers

Vivitrol is an injection that is FDA approved to treat addiction. The drug works to reduce opioid cravings by blocking the absorption of these drugs in the brain.1 Vivitrol has also been proven effective for treating alcoholism, helping to reduce heavy drinking days for alcoholics.2

At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer Vivitrol for addiction treatment for qualifying patients at many of our locations. If you are looking for a Vivitrol provider or more information on the Vivitrol shots for addiction treatment, we are here to help. Contact our team today.

When to Get a Vivitrol Shot for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol is not necessarily for everyone, it is specifically approved to treat opioid cravings, but it is also effective in helping to treat alcoholism. Patients cannot take Vivitrol, or its generic naltrexone until they have fully completed the opiate detox process. If a user is actively using opioids or painkillers while taking Vivitrol, they may experience a life-threatening overdose.

After finishing opiate or alcohol detox, some patients take the path of Vivitrol for addiction treatment. The medication works by blocking opioid cravings, and it can also change how the brain interacts with alcohol to reduce alcohol cravings and minimize drinking patterns. While Vivitrol is a powerful tool in preventing relapse and treating addiction, additional therapies are needed for the length of Vivitrol treatment.

Therapies that Enhance Vivitrol for Addiction Recovery

While the Vivitrol injection helps to physically reduce the mechanisms of cravings within the brain, there are still many other factors at play in a person’s addiction. There are behavioral patterns, lifestyle factors, and pressures that may also contribute to cravings and ultimately relapse. This is why Vivitrol injections alone cannot guarantee a person’s sobriety, additional support is needed to help former addicts stay sober after completing medically monitored detox and inpatient treatment.

At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer Vivitrol for addiction treatment in conjunction with a wealth of additional therapies and support programs.

Patients undergoing Vivitrol or naltrexone treatment may also enter additional therapy programs such as:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • 12-Step Programs
    • Equine-Assisted Therapy
    • Yoga & Reiki Healing
    • Art Therapy
    • Trauma-Focused Therapy
    • Adventure Therapy
    • & Much more

Vivitrol for addiction treatment can be an effective aid in curbing cravings for many patients in recovery from opioid addiction or alcoholism. Injections alone can’t prevent relapse, patients also need therapeutic support to build lasting tools of sobriety.

Side Effects of Vivitrol

At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer Vivitrol injections at several of our locations including our Pompano Beach drug treatment center and our Chicago addiction rehab center. Most patients undergoing Vivitrol injections experience no side effects, but there are potential side effects that can worsen if a user takes opiates or drinks while on this medically assisted treatment path. The most common side effects include vulnerability to opioid overdose, depression, opioid withdrawal if taken before completing detox, and injection site reactions.3 When administered by a medical professional in a closely monitored setting, Vivitrol injections typically bring little to no negative reaction among patients.

If you are considering Vivitrol for addiction treatment or alcoholism treatment, contact our admissions team at Banyan Treatment Centers. We can provide additional information about this medically-assisted approach to treatment and additional information on detox, therapies, and other approaches to recovery.

Not all programs available at all locations. Please contact the location for availability.


  1. FDA – Drug Approval Package – Vivitrol
  2. Verywell Mind – Vivitrol Treatment for Alcoholism and Addiction
  3. Vivitrol – Prescribing Information

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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