Naltrexone is now the preferred drug for use in the treatment of alcohol addiction. It is now also approved for weight reduction in the treatment of morbid obesity in combination with Bupropion.
Vivitrol is the injectible form of Naltrexone. It is given as a once a month injection. It is expensive ($1100 to $1600 per injection) and currently it can only be obtained through a specialized program.
After successful treatment with Suboxone, we will discuss with you the needs for VIVITROL if appropriate. You can find more information through the manufacturer’s website https://www.vivitrol.com