The Vivitrol Shot (naltrexone injection) was recently used by Matt Finch’s good friend Mike to quit drinking alcohol. And it worked! Mike now has almost three weeks off alcohol and he’s feeling great, and he hasn’t had a single craving, desire, or even thought to use alcohol since getting the Vivitrol Shot.
The Vivitrol Shot is a type of treatment where the patient gets a monthly injection of naltrexone, which is an opioid antagonist that is used for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and as a relapse prevention method for people that have quit opioids for at least a week or longer (depending on the type of opioid).
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- Recap of Mike’s first episode he was featured on (Episode 36)
- The Vivitrol Shot
- Naltrexone tablets
- Naltrexone injection
- Vivitrol Shot for alcohol use disorder
- Vivitrol Shot for blocking opioid effects and relapse prevention
- Mike’s experience getting the Vivitrol Shot
- How Mike uses cannabis plant therapy in conjunction with the Vivitrol Shot for preventing alcohol relapse
- Kratom for anxiety
- Kratom for depression
- Kratom for energy
- How Mike misses the energy-enhancing, mood-enhancing, and anxiolytic effects of Kratom since he can’t use opioids while on Vivitrol
- Mike’s plan to get off Vivitrol and use Kratom for anxiety and energy and also see if he can stay off alcohol without using naltrexone therapy
- Mike’s backup plan to get back on Vivitrol immediately if he can’t stay off alcohol without it
- Difference between harm reduction and total abstinence
- The philosophy that “there are many paths to recovery”
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