Naltrexone Therapy

The Coleman Institute provides naltrexone therapy options in Tampa, FL

Getting clean is an emotional experience. For many of our patients at The Coleman Institute in Tampa, FL, it is a time of pride and excitement, as well as nervousness about the future. Once the detox portion of the recovery is completed, a new chapter of staying clean begins. We understand that despite people’s best intentions, revisiting old habits can be very tempting. That’s why we use a specialized treatment, known as Naltrexone therapy, to support long-term recovery and make the act of staying clean a little easier.

Naltrexone is a medicine that blocks the opiate receptors in a person’s brain — which means it dramatically reduces cravings when they’re taking it. It is non-addictive and does not block the body’s natural endorphins. And if relapse does happen, the medicine prevents the patient from feeling high. 

While Naltrexone is available to take orally, we have found that most patients prefer not having to remember to take a pill. In order to provide an easy, slow release option and help make relapses less likely, we offer our patients two specially formulated Naltrexone options, 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 2 months.
  • Vivitrol: Vivitrol is an FDA-approved, branded version of injectable Naltrexone.

Whether we choose an implant or injection, both of these slow-release options give patients weeks of support at a time. Not only does Naltrexone therapy make recovery more comfortable, but it also makes it much more likely to last, allowing our patients to enjoy life again.

Check out our Naltrexone Therapy for Opiates and Alcohol FAQs for more information.

Let’s take the next step together. Call us at 877-773-3869.