Naltrexone Therapy

Naltrexone Therapy

The Coleman Method uses Naltrexone, a non-addictive opioid blocker that reduces cravings for alcohol and opioids, to help patients succeed in their long-term recovery.

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Naltrexone Therapy for Opioid and Alcohol Detox

Why Choose Naltrexone Therapy for Detox?

Completing a detox off of drugs or alcohol is an emotional experience — patients are often proud to finish the process, nervous about the future and excited to begin a new life without drugs or alcohol. But staying free from addiction can be extremely difficult, and we understand how hard it can be to avoid falling back into old habits. That’s why the Coleman Institute uses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with the non-addictive opioid blocker Naltrexone to help support long-term recovery.

Naltrexone is a medication that can be a powerful buffer during the challenging months of early recovery. With the help of Naltrexone, patients can feel fewer, less intense cravings, which gives them the strength and support to look beyond their physical symptoms and begin focusing on the psychological aspects of committing to their recovery. To find naltrexone treatment near you, view our locations here.


How Does Naltrexone Therapy At The Coleman Institute Work?

Naltrexone is a medicine that blocks the opiate receptors in a person’s brain — which means it dramatically reduces opiate and alcohol cravings when they’re taking it. It is non-addictive and does not block the body’s natural endorphins.

The Coleman Institute offers two specially formulated Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs: implants or injections. Both of these slow-release options give patients weeks of support at a time. For the best chance for lifelong recovery, we recommend that most patients continue with their Naltrexone therapy for a year after completing detox to give them enough time to develop new, healthy habits. Following detox, we offer this long-acting Naltrexone therapy at select offices including our Richmond, VA location


Naltrexone Therapy for Opioids and Alcohol®

What is Naltrexone Therapy?

Naltrexone is a long-acting non-addictive, opioid-blocking medication that attaches to opioid receptors in the brain without activating them. This can significantly reduce alcohol or opioid cravings and can be incredibly helpful during the months after a detox.

The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine generally administers Naltrexone Therapy using 2 methods:

  • A Naltrexone Implant, which is the size of a small vitamin capsule. This implant is inserted into the fatty tissue of the abdomen via a small, half-inch incision. This method lasts for up to 8 weeks.
  • Vivitrol, which is a formulation of Naltrexone that is injected monthly. This method is more commonly covered by insurance.

Both Vivitrol and the naltrexone implant are long-acting, slow-release methods of Naltrexone Therapy to provide weeks of support. To encourage the development of new, healthier habits and to live a life of sobriety, 6 to 12 months of Naltrexone Therapy following a detox are recommended.


Facts About Naltrexone

Completing a detox treatment is a significant achievement. However, this can quickly be followed by anxiety and worry about what lies ahead. The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine is a national leader in the use of Naltrexone Therapy with over 25 years of experience. With Naltrexone Therapy, patients can find the strength to continue their path to freedom from addiction.


Find An Outpatient Detox Near You


The Coleman Institute offers a variety of outpatient detox treatment options at locations nationwide. Our ground-breaking Coleman Method has helped thousands of patients recover from the effects of addiction. Whether you want to detox from opiates or alcohol, we can help.



See What Other Patients are Saying about Coleman Institute…


Whitney – Former Opioid User
“This couldn’t have been a better experience – there’s so much personalized attention.”

Dustin – Former Opioid User
“I’m free and clear of the bondage of my addiction.”

Are you ready to focus on your long-term recovery?

Naltrexone therapy gives patients the best chance for lasting success after detox from drugs or alcohol.

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