Naltrexone is a non-addictive medication that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for both Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine offers two specially formulated Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs: implants or injections.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist — a non-opiate blocker of the opiate receptors in the brain — which means 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. It is known to dramatically reduce cravings when taking it.  

The Coronavirus Impact on Sobriety 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious concern in the addiction world. The stress and anxiety of the current situation is very difficult to deal with and people may want to turn to opiates or alcohol in order to self-medicate, deal with boredom, etc.

Even people with long-term sobriety under their belt 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.

UNDERSTANDING ACCELERATED OPIOID DETOX


Detox Options During Coronavirus

The Coleman Institute specializes in Naltrexone Therapy and we have for over 20 years. Please give us a call at 877-773-3869 to learn more about a medical detox using the Coleman Method that helps you smoothly transition to Naltrexone therapy. We are open and following strict CDC guidelines for medical treatment.

Our outpatient environment is well-suited for detox during this time. We at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine stand ready and committed in doing everything in our power to help those struggling with addiction and recovery through these unprecedented times.

Deborah Reich, M.D.

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