naltrexone

What Is Naltrexone, and How Can It Treat Both Alcohol and Opioid Addiction?

What Is Naltrexone, and How Can It Treat Both Alcohol and Opioid Addiction?

Naltrexone can completely block the euphoric and pain-relieving effects of opioids, helping to deter opioid misuse by erasing the ability of a user to get high. It begins working slower and is longer lasting, so it won’t help in an overdose, but can help to manage an opioid use disorder. And, unlike naloxone, naltrexone can also be used in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.