Local officials hope injection will fight opioid crisis by blocking the ‘high’ drug users feel

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.