Help Reinforce Your Recovery
Long-term sobriety from drugs & alcohol is difficult because cravings can feel like they are hardwired into your nervous system. It can feel like you’ve got your cravings under control for long periods of time until something happens to trigger a stress response, which can make you to feel like going back to drugs or alcohol are the solution.
Many people struggling with substance abuse can go through cycles of withdrawal and sobriety, only to relapse into using again. There is an FDA approved, medication-assisted treatment that can help to end this vicious cycle once and for all.
When you decide to get started…Above It All Treatment Center is here to help you keep moving forward.
What does Naltrexone do and how will it help me stay clean?
Naltrexone is a special type of narcotic drug called an opioid receptor antagonist. Naltrexone is a non-addictive substance used to treat opioid and alcohol dependence. Why does this matter? It blocks the effects of alcohol, opioids and heroin. Knowing that you won’t get high if you use discourages relapse behavior since drinking or doing drugs won’t have the desired effect. Naltrexone also significantly reduces cravings and increases endorphins. Why does this matter? A reduction in cravings allows you to focus on counseling and learning life skills you’ll need for long-term sobriety and an increase in endorphins gives you an emotional boost.
Opioid Detox Using Naltrexone
Naltrexone addiction treatment medication is used in many cases as part of a quick detoxification therapy for opioid dependence. The individual will receive the medication and placed or sedated under general anesthesia for a period of time. The overall goal of the therapy is to bring about the blockage of the opioid receptors while minimizing withdrawal symptoms experienced by the person. Then, the individual is prescribed naltrexone for up to one year to prevent relapse back into alcohol and opioid addiction.Let’s end relapse together. Call today
How is Naltrexone administered?
Naltrexone is given in a simple, outpatient procedure. A doctor inserts the implant under the skin in a quick and relatively pain-free outpatient procedure. It’s implanted in the fatty tissue in your body– so it can’t be removed without professional help. You can go back to your regular programming the same day in most cases.
How long does the implant last?
Naltrexone comes in 3, 6, 9 or 12 month implants.
Do I have to detox first?
You will need to undergo detoxification prior to getting the implant. Prior to the procedure, a drug screen and physical is performed. Once your test is approved and you are medically cleared, you will receive the implant.
Does Naltrexone work?
Patients who have used the implants have had an 80% success rate over those who haven’t.
Is it safe?
Naltrexone is a FDA-approved drug that has bee used safely for many years. Naltrexone subcutaneous implants have been used by thousands of patients worldwide with no major side effects reported.Take the first step to a better life. Talk with us about your Naltrexone treatment options.
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