I am currently on methadone for opioid dependence. I would like to quit methadone and go on vivitrol, but I have a few questions.


1. Can you take benzodiazepines while on Vivitrol? -- I am currently taking Klonopin (Clonazepam) for sleep and also for generalized anxiety disorder.

2. Can I still drink while on Vivitrol? -- I don't drink much at all as it is, just on occasions such as New Years, Fourth of July, etc. And if I can still drink, will I still get a buzz?

3. Does Vivitrol eliminate withdrawal symptoms?


If anyone can answer these questions, I'd be greatly appreciative. Also, I wouldn't mind hearing your own opinions, experiences, or information related to vivitrol.

If there are any other options that you know of that work for opioid dependence, please let me know.