Drug and alcohol addiction has become far too common in our society today. Opioids are a leading drug addiction, and finding new, more effective ways to help those with opioid addiction is important. One of the newer ways that help opioid addictions is what is called medication assisted treatment. This treatment plan prescribes addicts with medication that helps combat the drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms an addict might face when trying to quit. Naltrexone is one of the three common medications prescribed, and it has a variety of different positive effects in helping those battling addiction.
How Does Naltrexone Help Fight Opioid Dependency?
At The Edge Recovery one of the medications we use to help fight opioid addiction and promote recovery is naltrexone. This medication works in a few different ways, and can not be used until the patient has been free from opioids for seven days. After the seven days, the patient can begin using this medication. Taken either orally or by injection, this is carefully prescribed by a licensed doctor. Naltrexone helps to block the euphoric effect one feels when they use opioids. It can also help block the sedative effects from opioids.
Naltrexone is an effective medication because of how it blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of opioids. When on naltrexone, even if the patient relapses and uses opioids, they will not feel the same effects of the drug they did in the past. Combining naltrexone with counseling and therapy programs can help an addict fully achieve sobriety.
The Edge Recovery offers a 120 day medication assisted treatment program in Coral Springs. If you or someone you love is addicted to opioids, now is the time to get help. You don’t have to live your life struggling with addiction. Help is available, and medication assisted treatment is one way you could get the treatment you need. Don’t wait any longer to take the first step on your road to recovery. Call The Edge Recovery today to learn more about our medication assisted treatment in Coral Springs.