Opioid Addiction Help

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.

Trauma and Opioids

Trauma and Opioids

From movies like Deadpool to standup to TV sitcoms, the image of someone chasing away traumatic memories with a drink, a snort, or a shot has become a staple of pop culture. The result is that most people know that drug use, especially compulsive drug use, is tied to trauma—but they may not understand why, or how serious this reality truly is.