Upon examination by our doctor, in most instances treatment using the innovative Naltrexone Implant will be deemed appropriate. In a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, two small implants are inserted just beneath the skin in both sides of the lower quadrant of the abdomen. This surgical procedure usually takes about less than 20 minutes.
Many patients report that their cravings are greatly reduced or eliminated in merely a few hours post surgery. The procedure is performed by a board certified and trained plastic surgeon, requiring only local anesthetic. Most people choose to return to work the following day.
The naltrexone implant serves as a revolutionary delivery system, as it typically maintains a therapeutic dosage of Naltrexone in the patient’s body for a six to twelve month period. This eliminates the inconvenience and challenges of patient compliance as would be required by taking a daily pill or monthly shot. After the biodegradable implant has fully dissolved, most patients report that the cravings do not return. This, in conjunction with our Coaching and Support program and other support, greatly enhances the prospects for our patients to continue a long term substance free lifestyle.
Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist, effectively serving to block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opiates in the brain. While disrupting this euphoria, it also simultaneously greatly reduces or eliminates the cravings associated with alcohol.
Naltrexone has been FDA approved for the treatment of opioid dependence since 1984, while being FDA approved for treating alcohol dependence since 1994.
~ John Coleman
~ Kathleen OKeefe
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