In Kenosha County, officials are working to curb the opioid crisis through an injection called Vivitrol.
Once every 28 days a client receives the non-addictive injection. The prescribed drug works by binding to opioid receptors, blocking the high users feel.
“You don’t feel the high so the brain essentially says to them, ‘Why am I using this substance? I’m not feeling the high anymore,'” said Chris Schoen Vice President of Professional Services Group.