When your detox has been completed, the patient is given Naltrexone under medical Supervision. Naltrexone is given to the patient in order to prevent relapse to all forms of drug abuse. Naltrexone can be given in 3 forms:
- Implants which is given internationally
- Oral tablets
What is Naltrexone and how does it work?
Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist which is mainly used in the management of opioid dependence. It works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain. In this way it eliminates the effects of methadone, heroin, morphine and other opiates. Its function is to block the part of your brain that feels pleasure when you use narcotics. You will not feel sick when you take Naltrexone doses.
There have been instances of many problems with the disciplined reception of Naltrexone tablets. This is why the scientists have been forced to search for new approaches in relapse protection.
The solution is the different forms of Naltrexone Implant in India. When it has been once inserted under the skin or muscle Naltrexone implant blocks the effects of drugs. It slowly and steadily releases its medication into the blood stream similar to the way the patient was taking their Naltrexone tablets every day for week’s even months. The opioid receptors are blocked so as to make the effect of heroin or other opiates impossible.
Different types of Naltrexone Implant in India give the patients tablets that contain from 500mg of Naltrexone and more. It actively provides relapse protection from 2 up to 12 months.
Small surgical intervention is performed under the Naltrexone Implant in India with local anaesthesia. This injection is inserted vi a 2-3cm incision in the lower abdomen or at the back of the upper arm. The Naltrexone depot is inserted under the skin or muscle.
You will also be able to get Naltrexone in injection form. It is given once in a month for 3-6 months.
Naltrexone Implant Therapy Procedure
Drug Addiction Treatment: Detoxification is the first step which is to cleanse the body out of the drugs so that the patient is able to undergo the withdrawal stage. Naltrexone will be implanted if the patient manages to stay drug free for at least 10 days. It is under the skin in the lower abdominal area that the implant is placed. This is why there is a continuous level of Naltrexone which is released regularly in the body. Naltrexone helps to keep the opioid receptors blocked, affects the main mechanism of dependence, helping the patient get rid of his addiction.
The Naltrexone Implant in India can last for 2, 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on each patient’s needs. However, the doctors advise the patients to have the implant for at least 12 months, for long-term results. Currently, Naltrexone is the best pharmacological protection against drugs since it can interfere into underlying mechanisms that are common to all types of addiction.
- It makes the relapse protection more effective when compared with the Naltrexone in tablets does since taking medicines on daily basis is not required
- It reduces craving even more than oral Naltrexone
- Less Naltrexone quantities are required because of stomach and liver transit is excluded
- Makes it impossible to ‘forget’ or to change one’s mind to take Naltrexone pill
- There will be no need to supervise Naltrexone administration and the conflicts it can cause
Why Choose an Implant?
If taken in pill form naltrexone can be very effective at minimizing cravings and preventing a relapse. There are many individuals who use drugs either forget to take the medication in order to get the high that they crave.
There are lots of people who benefit more than others: A naltrexone implant is an excellent alternative for you if:
- Your life’s circumstances make it difficult for you to stay consistent with oral medication.
- You have a history of relapsing.
The Implants Last a Long Time: When it has been surgically placed under your skin, the drug will continue to be effective for two to six months, depending on what your healthcare provider decide will be best for your circumstances.
Research Suggests Implants are Effective: Despite the fact that more research is needed to further substantiate the findings, a lot of studies have taken place indicating that naltrexone implants may indeed be a successful means for recovering from opioid dependence.