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Studies have shown Naltrexone’s effects among adults had a lower rate of relapse with a history of opioid dependence. Naltrexone releases medicine to block the euphoric effects of opioids and has been proven to help with recovery from drugs and alcohol. Naltrexone is used for alcohol dependent people to help them minimize their cravings for alcohol, which helps control or abstain from drinking. Naltrexone primarily treats alcoholism and opioid dependence, and though it is not a cure for alcoholism it has been proven effective anti-addiction drug for many individuals. By using Naltrexone in combination with addiction therapy, Naltrexone can greatly improve the chance of sobriety for alcoholics and heroin addicts.
The Naltrexone implant consists of a small pellet that is surgically inserted into the lower abdominal wall under local anesthetic. The Naltrexone Implant treatment is performed relatively quickly and the patient is out of the clinic the same day. The Naltrexone implants are effective for multiple months depending on the type of implant that is used and releases a controlled amount of drug in to the patient’s body. The implant blocks the effects of opiate drugs by binding to opiate receptors which then prevents drugs like Oxycodone or heroin users from obtaining the “high” normally associated with taking the drugs . By blocking the effectiveness of the alcohol or drugs, Naltrexone greatly decreases the chances of a relapse.
Naltrexone implants are a good option for treatment, however, the drug can also be administered orally or by injection for many years. Naltrexone is not effective at coping with the psychological issues associated with addiction. Because there is not one perfect program to stop addiction, and everyone deals with recovery differently, a multifaceted approach is the best way to insure the greatest chance of success for the addict to overcome all aspects of the substance dependence.
If you have made the decision to use Naltrexone as a part of your recovery program, it is extremely important that you do not use drugs or drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol or taking an overdose of drugs while you have a Naltrexone implant could cause a coma or even death. Naltrexone should only be used by following doctors instructions. If you are considering this type of treatment to assist you in recovery, speak with a medical professional by calling –