Naltrexone is an oral or injectable drug proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used in conjunction with counseling. It blocks opioid pleasure receptors in the brain while individuals address the psychological aspect of drug misuse. Naltrexone can be taken orally or once month by injection under the brand name Vivitrol.
In order to begin either the oral or injectable naltrexone treatment, the individual must be free from opioid and alcohol use for a period of 10-14 days.
Supported Naltrexone Programs of Recovery
UMPC Center for Addiction Recovery
Polyclinic 2503 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mazzetti & Sullivan
5021 Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 301
Carlisle, PA 17013
100 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101