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SUBLOCADE & VIVITROL

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Buprenorphine

(Subutex, Suboxone- Oral)

Buprenorphine helps the brain get used to functioning without illicit opioids. At prescribed doses, buprenorphine was designed to have a weaker effect on the brain compared to illicit opioids and not cause a “high.” These doses can then reduce cravings, while blocking other opioids from causing rewarding effects, which can make taking them less appealing. This medication usually comes in pills or strips and is dissolved under your tongue. 

Sublocade

Injectable buprenorphine

SUBLOCADE is an injection that’s administered by your treatment provider. It’s given just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen. After it’s injected as a liquid, SUBLOCADE turns into a solid called a depot (dee-poh) that gradually releases medication throughout the month. The depot may be seen or felt as a small bump under the skin at the injection site on your abdomen. Over time, as medication is released into your body, the bump will get smaller. SUBLOCADE helps maintain a stable blood level of buprenorphine throughout the month and prevents diversion.

For more information please visit:

www.sublocade.com

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Vivitrol

Injectable naltrexone

VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence and prevent relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification. After it’s injected as a liquid, Vivitrol turns into a solid called a depot (dee-poh) that gradually releases medication throughout the month. The depot may be seen or felt as a small bump under the skin at the injection site. Over time, as medication is released into your body, the bump will get smaller. Vivitrol blocks the effects of opiates and can reduce the amount of heavy drinking days for clients with alcohol dependence. We also provide oral naltrexone when the injectable is not an option for both opiate and alcohol dependence. 

Oral Naltrexone

The Sinclair Method for Alcoholism involves taking the FDA-approved prescription medication Naltrexone on an as-needed basis at least one hour prior to drinking alcohol. The medication blocks endorphins from being experienced by the drinker, which prevents the alcoholic beverage from causing a buzz.Ultimately, the lack of reinforcement causes the brain to lose interest in alcohol, with corresponding reductions in cravings, preoccupation with use, and amount of alcohol consumed. Daily use of naltrexone OR the Sinclair method are options with ORAL naltrexone.

For more information please visit:

www.sinclairmethod.org

www.vivitrol.com