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Why Choose an Implant?

Implants have the advantage of helping to maintain your goals without the necessity of choosing to take a pill each day, helping to overcome deliberately refraining from taking oral medication in order to get high.

  • Adherence

Implants have the advantage of helping to maintain your goals without the necessity of choosing to take a pill each day, helping to overcome deliberately refraining from taking oral medication in order to get high.

  • Proven Success

Studies performed on Naltrexone implants, in contrast, have touted maintenance rates of up to 80% after 6 months of therapy, and a 65% retention after 1 year of treatment. For 6 months after discharge 55.4% still returned for their follow up visits and remained abstinent to opioids.7

The result of studies of implantable naltrexone tend to show that the success rate of implantable naltrexone is approximately double that of Methadone when withdrawing the treatment.

An Implant May Be a Good Choice If:

You have a history of relapse

The circumstances of your life make it difficult to stay consistent with oral medication.

You have difficulty being consistent

Once the implant has been surgically placed under your skin, the drug continues to be effective for 10-12 weeks, depending on what you and your healthcare provider decide will be best for your circumstances.

You want to recover from addiction

While further research is needed, there have been an array of studies indicating naltrexone implants may be a successful means for recovering from opioid dependence.

Naltrexone Implantable Therapy

 

StayCleanMD specializes in Naltrexone Implantable Therapy.  

What Are Naltrexone Implants?

A naltrexone implant is a small medication pellet inserted just beneath the skin, which slowly releases medication over varying lengths of time – usually between 10 to 12 weeks. Oral and injectable naltrexone are currently being used in the U.S. for treatment of opioid dependence. While it is currently being used extensively throughout Europe, Russia, and Australia, the implantable version of naltrexone has not yet been approved by the FDA.

What Does Naltrexone Do?

Naltrexone suppresses and reduces endorphin stimulation in two primary reward centers of the brain - nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental areas. Thus, the medication blocks the effects of opioids and alcohol and reduces cravings. This helps increase potential success for recovery.

 

In combination with therapy and behavioral modification, naltrexone can help reduce cravings and desire for drugs such as:1,2,3

  • Alcohol

  • Codeine (Phenergan/Codeine)

  • Heroin

  • Morphine (MS Contin)

  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)

  • Hydrocodone (Vicoin, Norco, Lortab)

  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)

  • Meperidine (Demerol)

  • Oxymorphone (Opana)

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INSURANCE

No insurance accepted 

At this time, we are not accepting any insurance for our Naltrexone Implantable Therapy.