Treating Addiction to Opioids, Heroin and Alcohol with Naltrexone
If you or a loved one is addicted to pain medication, it is crucial that you seek help right now. Overdose fatalities caused by prescription pain medications are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The most effective way to get clean is to enter a drug treatment program where you can be evaluated by a medical professional and receive a medically supervised detox. There are prescription medications which can be given to significantly alleviate the symptoms of withdraw and help with cravings. At Canyon View Treatment Center, we use an FDA approved drug called Naltrexone as a central component of our treatment programs for helping people overcome addiction to opioid pain medications. Naltrexone is different from every other drug on the market because it is not an opioid. In fact, Naltrexone completely inhibits pain medications from affecting the brain and significantly aids in withdraw. It negates the high brought on by opioid pain medications and has been shown conclusively in studies to help prevent cravings and relapses. Unlike methadone which is highly addictive, Naltrexone has virtually no potential for abuse and very few negative side effects.
Naltrexone is innovative because it can even be given as an implant allowing individuals to recover much faster and more comfortably. A small implant is inserted just under the skin which slowly releases the drug over a period of 8 weeks. The implant procedure in minimally invasive and only takes about 15 minutes. The implant has been shown to be highly effective because individuals can’t forget to take their medication. Within just a period of a few hours after receiving the implant, many people who have abused pain medications for years report that they feel completely free of cravings.
Canyon View Treatment Center offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for treating addiction to opioid pain medications.
Often times, when a person enters a treatment programs these days, they are given methadone or Suboxone to treat an opioid addition. Methadone and Suboxone are actually opioids themselves. Individuals in many drug treatment programs end up trading one opioid addiction for another one. Methadone is extremely dangerous and has a high potential for causing a fatal overdose because it remains in an individual’s system for a long period of time. Nearly 1/3 of all opioid related fatalities in the US are caused by Methadone.
If you or a loved one is addicted to pain medications and would like to get clean, visit Canyon View Treatment Center today and call us. You are not alone. We want to help you. Drug addiction ruins lives and tears families apart. Entering a treatment program is the most effective way of overcoming addiction and getting your life back. We offer evidence-based treatment programs which are backed by solid, peer-reviewed, science and data.