Naltrexone Therapy During COVID-19

Naltrexone During COVID-19

Naltrexone is a non-addictive medication that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for both Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). We offer 2 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. In fact, it is also known to dramatically reduce cravings when taking it.  

Coronavirus Impact on Sobriety 

The COVID-19 pandemic is serious. It is even more concerning in the addiction world. The stress and anxiety of the pandemic is very difficult to deal with. People may want to turn to opiates or alcohol in order to self-medicate, deal with boredom, attempt to decrease, etc.

Even people with long-term sobriety 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

You can still detox and maintain sobriety during COVID-19. We have specialized in Naltrexone Therapy for over 20 years. If you’d like to learn more about a medical detox using The Coleman Method that helps you smoothly transition to Naltrexone therapy, give us a call at 888-736-1720. We are open and following strict CDC guidelines for medical treatment.

Our outpatient environment is well-suited for detox during this time. We are ready and committed to do everything in our power to help those struggling with addiction and recovery through these unprecedented times.

Deborah Reich, M.D.

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