Naltrexone implants are small medication pellets that get inserted under the skin and slowly release the medication over varying lengths of time – usually from 2 to 6 months. Naltrexone helps you avoid relapse. It is legal and taken under a doctor’s care. It is not just another drug to abuse. Naltrexone is produced under safe conditions and prescribed by a physician. There is no risk of getting tainted doses which can happen with street drugs. You can stop taking Naltrexone at any time without withdrawal or craving. It is not addictive.
Phase One, Induction – 3 to 6 months
- Program explanation, including costs and payment methods; online behavioral health screening scheduled to determine program appropriateness and motivation level
- If found appropriate, appointment scheduled with physician for medical screening and program payment
- Medical screening completed, including blood work and drug screening; payment received, implant procedure scheduled and first appointment scheduled with program therapist to occur within 48 hours of insertion of Naltrexone implant
- Implant procedure – Verification that patient has no opiates in their system through the completion of naloxone challenge and drug screen; implant procedure completed; patient monitored in office for possible reaction
- Counseling – Patient begins 12-16 weeks of weekly individual Cognitive Behavioral Counseling with assigned Licensed therapist. Therapy services are prepaid as part of the overall clinical process.
- Monthly medical follow up – Patient medical screening to include blood work and drug screen.