Naltrexone Science Based Treatment for Alcoholism

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From a Snake Pit to Science About 14 million American adults meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence (alcoholism).  Approximately 1.5 million seek treatment for their alcohol-related problems.  Throughout history, attempts to treat alcoholics have been ill conceived and gave disappointing results. An early treatment for alcoholism may have been devised by ancient […]

Medication Assisted Treatment…Naltrexone

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What Is Oral Naltrexone? Naltrexone hydrochloride is a relatively pure and long-lasting opioid antagonist. Oral naltrexone has been used to treat opioid dependence for many years and has been approved to treat alcohol use disorders (AUDs) since 1994. Naltrexone reduces both the rewarding effects of alcohol and craving for it. Brief History of Development Naltrexone […]

Naltrexone Points of Information

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Treatment plans using naltrexone ideally respond to individual patient needs. In that regard, practitioners may want to consider the following evidence-based conclusions: 1. Naltrexone is effective in a variety of alcoholism-treatment settings where motivation to stay in treatment, avoid relapses to heavy drinking, and take medications is supported by appropriate psychosocial therapy. 2. Naltrexone may […]

Methamphetamine…..Crystal Meth

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A 2015 study by UCLA researchers has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcohol and opiate dependence, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine. “The results were about as good as you could hope for,” said Lara Ray, a UCLA associate professor of psychology, director of the UCLA Addictions Laboratory […]