Suboxone vs. Vivitrol: Which Is Better, Bupes Or The Shot?

When it comes to quitting heroin or pain pills, cold turkey isn't the only way to go. There's are several medications out there that can reduce withdrawal symptoms and help ease cravings. 

Two of the most popular options are Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Vivitrol (naltrexone extended release as a shot).

I met up with Workit's Director of Counseling, Chrissy Taylor (busy in Denver presenting at an addiction conference!), for a few minutes to talk about the difference between these two medications.

Ready to go more in-depth about Suboxone? We've got that info on our blog, too.


Workit Clinic provides a personalized online program + medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone)

Now accepting patients in Michigan

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Kali Lux is the Community Lead at Workit Health. She is also content writer and editor with a gift for breaking down big ideas into digestible bits. She loves to talk, write, and read recovery. Her short humor has been featured on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and her BA in English is from ASU.