Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol are all different types of drugs used to treat opioid addictions. But what do those medications actually do? How effective are they? Are they a solution for solving Alaska’s addiction crisis?
HOST: Anne Hillman
- Karl Soderstrom – Fiend 2 Clean
- Serena Espinoza – Fallen Up Ministries
- Nick Stavros – Community Medical Services
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
NOTE: During the program, the host mistakenly said that Vivitrol can cause a person to feel ill if they drink when on the medication. Nurse Practioner Jyll Green, who administers Vivitrol, said it does not, but a person using the medication does not want to drink. If a person is a heavy drinker, Vivitrol can cause the person to feel withdrawal symptoms. Antabuse, a medication used to treat alcohol addictions, will cause a person to feel ill when drinking.