Medication may support your treatment and recovery efforts, but cannot replace your treatment and recovery efforts.
If you suffer from a heroin or other opioid abuse disorder, our medical clinic may prescribe naltrexone as part of your integrated treatment plan. Naltrexone is a non-addictive and non-sedating medication that can reduce your craving for heroin or other opioids while blocking the good feelings or high that make them addictive. Odyssey House uses both oral (Revia) and injectable (Vivitrol) forms of naltrexone, but you must complete a detoxification program before they can be prescribed.
If you suffer from an alcohol abuse disorder, our medical clinic may prescribe one or more of the medications as part of your integrated treatment plan: naltrexone to reduce your dependence and cravings; Campral (acamprosate calcium) to manage withdrawal symptoms; and Antabuse (disulfiram) to help you avoid alcohol by producing unpleasant side effects (like headaches, nausea or vomiting) if you drink.
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