West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) January 03, 2014
Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on recent research into the effectiveness of the drug Nalltrexone in the treatment of opiod addiction.
The study, which was carried out by researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (Naltrexone treatment for opioid dependence: does its effectiveness depend on testing the blockade?, November 1, 2013), examines the effectiveness of Naltrexone and its injectable form Vivitrol in treatment for opioid dependence. The study found that injections of Naltrexone was effective in eliminating drug-seeking behavior after episodes of opiate use, and may also attenuate craving before opiate use has occurred.
In light of these results, Aid in Recovery released a statement reaffirming their commitment to using all of the tools at their disposal to combat opioid addiction, and other drug seeking behavior.
“We at Aid in Recovery pride ourselves on keeping abreast of all of the latest clinical research that could have potential implications on the care of our patients,” said Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Treasure Coast Recovery. “The results of this study are very encouraging, because they imply that Naltrexone can be very effective in helping to curtail drug seeking behavior.”
Despite promising results, the staff at Aid in Recovery recognizes that the study may not herald a widespread adoption of Naltrexone as a treatment option.
“While the results are encouraging, we look at them with cautious optimism,” said Dr. Michael Lukens. “If the results hold up after rounds of clinical trials, we could have a very effective new weapon to combat opioid addiction, which is at an all-time high. Either way, we remain committed to our mission of providing professional care to anyone suffering from drug or alcohol dependency.”
Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren't a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn't possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time and guide them to a new life in recovery. To learn more about the specifics of our program, please visit our program details page.
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