December 6, 2017

Preparation and Injection of Extended-Release Naltrexone (Vivitrol) Video

Watch Video

Sponsored by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Adam Bisaga, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical  Center, New York, NY

Video Description: This video briefly illustrates preparation and administration of the naltrexone injection. This video is designed to complement other educational materials available through the PCSS-MAT program and to be used in conjunction with the PCSS-MAT mentoring program. The video will help providers to gain familiarity with the medication administration procedure in order to minimize the incidence of failed procedures and the incidence of adverse injection site reactions.

This video is to be used only for illustrative purposes and not to be used as a replacement for the detailed instructions for the use of medication that is found in Vivitrol Prescribing Information. A more comprehensive video summarizing directions for use of Vivitrol can also be found on the manufacturer’s website.

We do not offer CME credit for this activity.

Additional Educational Activities:

Archived MAT CHAT: Q & A Discussion with Dr. Adam Bisaga (No CME)
Some questions discussed: How Does the Effectiveness of XR-naltrexone Compare to the Effectiveness of Other Treatments for opioid use disorder? Can Patients be Transitioned from Methadone Maintenance Onto Naltrexone?

Naltrexone FAQs and Answers by Dr. Adam Bisaga