Naltrexone is a non-addictive medication that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for both Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD.) We offer two specially formulated Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs: implants or injections.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it is a non-opiate blocker of the opiate receptors in the brain. It is not addictive and it seems to not block the body’s natural endorphins. It has been shown to be effective in fighting both AUD and OUD. Naltrexone is also known to dramatically reduce cravings when taking it.
The Coronavirus Impact on Sobriety
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious concern in the addiction world. The stress and anxiety of the current situation is very difficult to deal with. People may want to turn to opiates or alcohol in order to self-medicate, deal with boredom, etc. Even people with long-term sobriety under their belt are more at risk right now with the lack of in-person meetings, counselor appointments, and increased isolation from friends, family and other support systems.
Detox Options During Coronavirus
We have specialized in Naltrexone Therapy for over 20 years. Please give us a call at 877-773-3869 to learn more about a medical detox using the Coleman Method that helps you smoothly transition to Naltrexone therapy. We are open and following strict CDC guidelines for medical treatment. Our outpatient environment is well-suited for detox during the COVID-19 pandemic. We at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine stand ready and committed in doing everything in our power to help those struggling with addiction and recovery through these unprecedented times.
Deborah Reich, M.D.