Naltrexone Therapy for Addiction Recovery in San Francisco Bay Area
What Is Naltrexone?
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, and it is often used to treat opioid and alcohol dependence. It works by blocking the effects of alcohol and opiates produced in the brain, helping to reduce cravings. Our Addiction and Detoxification Center recommends injectable Naltrexone, Vivitrol. It is a monthly injection for relapse prevention.
Naltrexone blocks receptors in the brain that would normally be activated by opioid or alcohol use. In practice, this means that the user no longer gains any pleasurable effects when using them. In time, the positive reinforcement that the substance used to provide will disappear, along with cravings.
Naltrexone is most effective when it is used in a medication-assisted treatment program that includes behavioral therapy, significantly increasing a person’s chances of achieving living drug-free.
For people struggling with addiction to drugs, prescription medications, or alcohol, appropriate treatment is essential to helping them get their lives back on track. Ending drug or alcohol abuse and rebuilding a life based around healthy pursuits is an excellent and achievable goal, but the array of treatment options can be overwhelming. If you are looking for an addiction and detoxification center for you or a loved one, we can help you.
Getting Ready for Naltrexone Therapy
Patient most likely to benefit from Naltrexone tretament:
- Have already detoxed from substances. A drug test is used to screen for opioids so that Naltrexone does not trigger withdrawal.
- Would be at risk of relapse without relapse prevention medication.
- Are motivated towards recovery and maintaining abstinence from substances.
- May currently be in another medication-assisted therapy program but would like to try Naltrexone treatment.
If you are determined to put addiction behind you and change for the better, call 866-530-5486. A treatment support representative will be happy to answer your questions and explain how Naltrexone treatment could help get you closer to living a drug-free life.