Vivitrol…A Potential Wonder Drug to Help Addicts?

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Alcohol, Oxycontin, Heroin, From Professionals

Vivitrol…A Potential Wonder Drug to Help Addicts?

This new drug has some serious implications for helping opiate addicts.  This drug, administered once a month, has shown to reduce the pleasurable effects of both opiates and alcohol.  

About 30 prison inmates with a history of opiate addiction are participating in this drug study.  They will receive the first injection of Vivitrol one week before leaving jail, and then they will receive another injection once a month.  The study hopes to find that this drug does effectively curb drug abuse and reduce crime.  

Could this new drug be the answer addict’s have been looking for?  Read the full story here.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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