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"I’m like, ‘I’m a mess,’" she recounted. "None of it worked for me."

The officer asked if she wanted to try Vivitrol. After a year of monthly injections, she said she’s been drug-free since late 2012.

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She and other Vivitrol advocates emphasize that counseling and a strong will to overcome addiction are needed, too. Moore, 53, also credits her return to church.

"I think God helped me with it," she said. "I think I would have died."


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