My son is coming home from rehab next Monday and the doctor is recommending Vivitrol injections for 6 months to a year. They will give him the first injection before he leaves rehab then he follows up with a doctor in his town for monthly injections. I would be surprised if he will even make it to the doctor to get the injections. They say he needs to do this on his own that if I'm involved making sure he goes that would be enabling. That it is his journey. I've read about Vivitrol and it scares me about some of the side effects. It's suppose to help stop opioids cravings and if you use block the effects of getting high. The rehab says they have had great success with addicts who receive the injections. Has anyone here have a child who has received these injections or know anything about it??