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.