Richmond Naltrexone Therapy

The Coleman Institute provides naltrexone therapy options in Richmond, VA

Naltrexone therapy is a valuable tool that makes the transition to recovery easier, more comfortable and far more likely to last.  Naltrexone is a medicine that blocks the opiate receptors in a person’s brain — which means it dramatically reduces cravings when they’re taking it. It is non-addictive and does not block the body’s natural endorphines. And if relapse does happen, the medicine prevents the patient from feeling high.

From our experience, Naltrexone is a powerful buffer during the challenging first weeks and months of recovery. Freed from intense cravings and unable to get high, patients have the strength and support to look beyond their physical symptoms and begin focusing on the psychological aspects of staying clean.

Although patients can take Naltrexone orally, we’ve found that many people either forget or choose not to take it— so they’re more likely to relapse. In order to improve these results, we provide two specially formulated Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs:

  • Naltrexone Implant: We place a small, painless Naltrexone implant under the patient’s skin, where it slowly releases a dose for 2 months.
  • Vivitrol: Vivitrol is an FDA-approved, branded version of injectable Naltrexone.

Naltrexone therapy is a crucial part of our three-step treatment process at The Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA. This valuable tool makes the transition to recovery easier, more comfortable and far more likely to last — so patients are free to enjoy life again.

Check out our Naltrexone Therapy for Opiates and Alcohol FAQs for more information.

Let’s take the next step together. Call us at 877-773-3869.