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Is there a long-acting shot to treat drug addiction (like the shots for schizophrenia)?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Vivitrol
There is an injectable medication called vivitrol, which is an opiate blocker which lasts one month.
It's indicated for opiate dependency and alcohol dependency.

In brief: Vivitrol
There is an injectable medication called vivitrol, which is an opiate blocker which lasts one month.
It's indicated for opiate dependency and alcohol dependency.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Vivitrol
Vivitrol is a once monthly injection of Naltrexone .
It's very helpful for maintaining abstinence from opioid addiction. Is helpful for cutting down on the total days drinking and heaviness of alcohol use in alcohol dependence. It may have some positive effects in other substance addictions as well. It is extremely safe underutilized.

In brief: Vivitrol
Vivitrol is a once monthly injection of Naltrexone .
It's very helpful for maintaining abstinence from opioid addiction. Is helpful for cutting down on the total days drinking and heaviness of alcohol use in alcohol dependence. It may have some positive effects in other substance addictions as well. It is extremely safe underutilized.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Long-acting shot
Long-acting psychotropics may be used to treat symptoms of psychoses in chronic users of some illicit drugs, otherwise there is no such shots to treat addiction per se.

In brief: Long-acting shot
Long-acting psychotropics may be used to treat symptoms of psychoses in chronic users of some illicit drugs, otherwise there is no such shots to treat addiction per se.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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