Naltrexone Is Gaining Recognition as a Superior Medication for Heroin & Opiate Based Addictions

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Harbor Village Detox comments on the effectiveness of naltrexone, which is a non opiate based drug helping drug addicts to overcome heroin addiction and opiate abuse. As reported in a recent article by Spirit, naltrexone may be more effective than methadone.

Naltrexone has no street value, as it cannot produce a high, which makes it the most secure form of addiction treatment drug available to date- because it has no chance for abuse.

The battle among medical professionals regarding medically assisted drug treatment is a war that will continue to rage until drug addicts are able to recover seamlessly, and without medical danger, while using medications to overcome drug addiction. Suboxone and methadone are the medications typically used to help victims of heroin and opiate addictions overcome their physical and mental disease. The fundamental flaw of these drugs is they are opiate based substances, and cause withdrawal after treatment has ceased. Essentially, methadone and suboxone perpetuate addiction (although, these drugs do not produce the high that heroin and addiction substances do). It’s a hard case because methadone and suboxone keep addicts away from heroin and have been proven to curb overdose deaths.

The introduction of naltrexone is spurning eagerness among the addiction treatment community, as it is used to treat heroin and opiate addictions without the pitfalls of methadone and suboxone. According to a recent article by Spirit on March 11th naltrexone may be better at treating drug addiction. Naltrexone has no street value, as it cannot produce a high, which makes it the most secure form of addiction treatment drug available to date- because it has no chance for abuse.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center committed to rehabilitating victims of drug and alcohol addiction. In recent light of naltrexone’s success, and approval by the FDA, the addiction treatment facility has high hopes for the revolution of addiction treatment. Eliminating the need for a second detoxification from prescribed medication can greatly influence a patient’s rate of success on their path to sobriety.

A Harbor Village Detox associate commented, “Naltrexone is changing the game of addiction treatment. One of the pitfalls recovering patients of drug addiction have been facing is the rejection from sobriety based programs like Narcotics Anonymous. They don’t want recovering addicts on methadone and suboxone because they are opiate based. Either one of two things happen: patients stop taking the medications prescribed by their doctors and end up relapsing- and more often than not, fatally overdosing- or they don’t go to NA, and don’t get the emotional support or structure they need to stay clean long term. Naltrexone will hopefully begin to bridge the gap between abstinence based treatment program and non-addictive medically assisted drug treatment.”

The inpatient medical detox facility prides themselves on offering the apex of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Specializing in rehab, Harbor Village Detox provides their patients with a painless withdrawal process. Monitoring patients for signs of withdrawal 24/7, clients are surrounded with continual medical and psychiatric care during one of the most critical points in addiction therapy. Their classically trained addiction specialists understand patients are wary of medically assisted drug treatment, and offer effective, medically sound solutions to achieve the same result of sobriety.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.

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