This is a real-deal program designed for people that are truly, deeply ready to change. First, it medically frees you from those uncontrollable urges and cravings to drink or use opioids, while blocking their pleasure effects as well. That 'obsession' that rules our lives completely loses its grip. Now, we work together to uncover and discover the causes that led to this madness, and more importantly, what it takes to live a happy, fulfilling life free and clear of alcohol and drugs…for good.
The #1 indicator of successful recovery is length of time in treatment. A second critical factor is overcoming those compulsive urges to drink in the early months. This program excels at both. The Naltrexone pellet blocks both the desire for alcohol (for about 6 months) and its 'pleasure effect'. Moreover, our certified Recovery Support extends to 12 months.
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The simple fact is, most people just don't make it beyond the first months of attempted sobriety. The urges and cravings to use drugs or pop pills is so deeply hard-wired into the brain, that we just have no real defense when that 'need' strikes. We simply cave. Usually it’s the thought “I'll just take a couple this time, that's it. It won't be like before.
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Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medicine that not only eliminates/greatly reduces the desire for alcohol and opiates, but effectively blocks their 'pleasure' effects as well. It can be highly effective for: alcohol, heroin, and all opioids, and has been shown to significantly improve the success rate for alcohol and addiction recovery programs.
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The revolutionary "Bridge Device" is a small, FDA cleared electronic device worn behind the ear, and delivers tiny electrical signals into the brain that block the transmission of pain signals sent from the spine/brain. It provides for a safe, reasonably comfortable detox and is worn during the initial 3-5 days when withdrawal pain and symptoms are most severe.
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About half or less than the average 30-day inpatient treatment. Exact price is based on your personalized needs, and we have flexible financing plans with same-day approval. Application process takes about 5 minutes. We're ready when you are.
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Clarification: Jeremy and Leo both began their recovery in 2011. While Jeremy obviously had the procedure, the report accidentally states Leo did also, but this was not the case. Thank you.
Which Medication Assisted Treatment Option Is Best For You?
Research has proven when it comes to addiction to opioids, Medication assisted treatment substantially improves the odds of successful recovery for people who
Methadone is a synthetic opiate that occupies the same receptors in the brain as heroin without producing the same effects of euphoria and pain relief. This allows recovering addicts to quit using heroin without suffering pain and discomfort associated with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Methadone maintenance treatment is most ideal for those overcoming heavy and/or long-term addictions to heroin. Methadone is generally administered by physicians once per day at methadone clinics.
Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It essentially fills the brain’s opioids receptors without producing the same high as full opioids. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.
Naltrexone is an FDA approved prescription medicine that not only reduces or eliminates any desire for alcohol and drugs, but effectively blocks their effects as well. There are three ways to take Naltrexone:
In 1984, the FDA approved an oral pill of this drug for chronic opioid addiction, and in 1993 for alcohol addiction. This form of treatment has not been very effective however, because patients need to take the drug on a daily basis in order for it to block the opioid effects. In fact, oral Naltrexone has a 90% failure rate. Patients who have not yet developed the essential coping skills are at an extreme high risk for relapse.
Naltrexone is also available in a monthly injection as a prescription drug called Vivitrol®. The monthly injection eliminates the problem of daily dosing, but can be very painful with the large needle and intramuscular injection, can cause an abscess, requires frequent doctor visits and has a high failure rate as well.
A more recent option (and the one with the greatest potential for success) for delivering Naltrexone is an extended release pellet placed under the skin. This option offers the best duration of benefits with a lower cost per month for the recovering alcoholic or addict. While Naltrexone is being slowly released into the body, the sustained level of medication blocks the effects of alcohol and opioids so it is virtually impossible to relapse, and it allows a mind to be free and clear for recovery without the ravaging obsessions to use and drink. Just as importantly, it eliminates the need to take pills or injections, thus removing the crucial ‘compliance’ factor.
Unlike these drugs, naltrexone does not have an ‘opioid effect’ or produce any sort of high; it is non-narcotic, non-addictive and non-mood altering. Because of this fact, naltrexone is allowed in most treatment recovery programs and in sober living homes. In addition, once a person is on naltrexone, they cannot get high from opioid use and they can stop without any withdrawal symptoms. Although OMT drugs can be useful in short-term detox programs, they should not be continued for an extended period. This reduces the potential medical addiction to these prescription drugs that become just as difficult, if not more, to quit as heroin or pain medications. Remember, too, these medications typically have major withdrawal symptoms of their own, as well as requiring a full detox program.
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Naltrexone works. Don’t take our word for it, there are decades of research from around the globe confirming its effectiveness as an anti-craving medication, and when combined with a comprehensive treatment program such as the one we offer, it can be one of the most powerful tools for recovery available anywhere in the world. Please visit our Research and Testimonial section for a start.
I have received a Naltrexone implant before after I realized that I can’t beat the addiction on my own. From day one after the implant I felt that I had more energy, I can think more clearly and my business benefits from this as I can make more informed decisions. At no stage after the implant I felt a need or craved for drugs or alcohol as I was high on life. My relationship with my wife changed overnight as she realized that I wouldn’t take a chance with drugs or alcohol as my life had so drastically changed for the better. Drugs and alcohol is a habit and Naltrexone gives you the chance and time to get rid of the habit. After the implant one feels human again.