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Naltrexone Therapy, why the implant or shot?

Although Patients can take Naltrexone orally, we've found that many people either forget or choose not to take it - so they're more likely to relapse. In order to improve these results, we provide two specially compounded Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs:

•Naltrexone Implant: We place a small, painless Naltrexone implant under the patient's skin, where it slowly releases a dose for 3 months, then after we see how the body reacts and client is doing within their recovery, we can provide a 1 year implant.

•Natrexone Injection: We give the patient a shot, which lasts for approximately 4 weeks.

•Vivtrol®: Vivitrol® is an FDA-approved, branded version of injectable Naltrexone. We also have a "generic" version available.


needle shooting, girl upset Whether we choose an implant or injection, both of these slow-release options give patients weeks of support at a time - without having to worry about remembering to take a pill. To ensure the best chance for lifelong recovery, we recommend that most patients continue with their Naltrexone therapy for a year after completing the detox. Doing so gives them the time and space to focus exclusively on healing their dependency and creating new, healthy habits. Over 10,000 patients worldwide have used Naltrexone therapy without encountering any major challenges. In fact, an early study at the Coleman Clinic found that detoxification combined with a Naltrexone implant had a 100% success rate at six weeks and over an 80% success rate at 3 months.

Naltrexone therapy is a crucial part of recovery currently, to assist clients with less cravings, and desires to use, as well as less relapses and decreases in ACA's. This valuable tool makes the transition to recovery easier, more comfortable and far more likely to last - so patients are free to enjoy life again.  

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