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(also known as Revia, Vivitrol)

Naltrexone is used to help narcotic addicts who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free. It is also used to help alcoholics stay alcohol-free. The medicine is not a cure for addiction. It is used as part of an overall program that may include counseling, attending support group meetings, and other treatment ... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Alcoholism
145
73%
Heroin Addiction & Reco...
37
81%
Prescription and Synthe...
32
81%
Cocaine Addiction & Rec...
16
94%
Self-Injury
14
86%
Overall, 78% (268 Members) find Naltrexone helpful
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Naltrexone Reviews

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Working / Worked
works - still using
Working / Worked
its ok. it doesn't seem to take away the want to drink but its supposed to eliminate the effects of alcohol if you drink while on it. I haven't tried drinking while on it, so I don't know how effective it is in that regard.
Working / Worked
Most recent medication. This is used to cut alcohol intake due to abuse. Some patients use this for harm reduction or the Sinclair Method. Others use this with the hope of remaining sober after treatment. Chronic alcoholics may have to take this for the foreseeable future.
Working / Worked
Started on 3/06/14. It's been 2 weeks now, & I really think it is helping. I'm on 50 mg 1x day in morning. It is slightly curbing my want for alcohol.
Working / Worked
Had no issues with it.
It worked for the time I needed it. It was giving me too much of a sedating effect, with the help off my doctor I successfully stopped taking it,
Working / Worked
worked but made me sick :(
negative reaction as far as liver counts
Working / Worked
unhelpful
I have no idea what this medication is supposed to do but mixed with Bupropion I am starting to lose weight!
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Revia drug
    AntoniaB, I'll check out that pamphlet. Thanks. I'm curious because the standard rehab model is psychiatric care paired with 12 Steps. Most psychiatr... [More]
  2. Discussion: Revia drug
    I think I'm slightly confused. Would it be acceptable for this person to try this medication while going to AA? Obviously, nobody here thinks it is ok... [More]
  3. Discussion: Revia drug
    Thanks for pointing that out. I am aware of the studies. Glad you said something, though, since I certainly did not mean to imply that the benefits of... [More]
  4. Discussion: Revia drug
    This is a late response. Hope you are doing well. This medication is effective for many people, provided you take it on schedule. Problem is that p... [More]
  5. Discussion: Revia drug
    I did not recognize the drug name, so I looked it up and discovered it is a brand name for Naltrexone. I personally did not use any drugs when I quit ... [More]