MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County is partnering with its medical center to make a new drug aimed at fighting the heroin epidemic available to addicts.
Dr. Jacob Sperber said the medication Vivitrol helps free heroin addicts of their cravings.
“It’s really a psychological tool, because your mind says to you, ‘Why am I doing this? I’m not going to get high,'” Sperber told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “And so that really decreases the intensity of impulsivity.”