Naltrexone: Vivitrol, ReVia, Depade, Alcohol Recovery

Last Updated on August 14, 2019

Naltrexone was originally intended to help users of heroin and other opiates. But after its discovery, studies showed that naltrexone had positive effects on people drinking too much alcohol, and in 1994 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved its use for alcohol use disorder. Despite the medication’s history of success, and with a record of few side effects, many people are unaware of its existence, let alone of its ability to help people manage their drinking…

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