Naltrexone

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Naltrexone is a medication with a important role in addiction treatment, particularly for individuals dealing with heroin and alcohol addiction. Its primary function is to counteract the pleasurable effects of these substances, essentially removing the “cloudlike effect” they provide, and in doing so, it can help reduce the urge to use them.

Naltrexone, by blocking opioid receptors in the brain, effectively reduces cravings for opioids and aids in preventing relapse, thus facilitating long-term recovery. Particularly beneficial for those addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers, it is not a cure but a supportive tool in the recovery process, used in conjunction with counselling and other support services. Initially approved by the FDA in the 1980s for treating alcohol dependence, its application has since expanded to opioid addiction treatment, showing effectiveness in reducing relapse rates and maintaining sobriety. Additionally, Naltrexone is beneficial for individuals with a dual diagnosis, helping to manage cravings and stabilize mood in those who suffer from both addiction and mental health disorders.

This means that even if a person does use heroin or consume alcohol while on Naltrexone, they won’t experience the same rewarding sensations, which can ultimately decrease the desire to use these substances.

Naltrexone’s effectiveness isn’t limited to just one substance. Studies have shown that it has a similar impact to acamprosate in terms of minimizing cravings for alcohol. For those struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction, Naltrexone can help reduce the quantity of alcohol consumed, making it a valuable aid in maintaining sobriety.

Like many medications, Naltrexone does come with potential side effects. These can include hyperactivity, increased thirst, drowsiness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and anxiety. In more severe cases, it’s possible for Naltrexone to cause liver damage, although this is relatively rare and typically occurs at higher doses.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.



    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.


    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.

    Outpatient

    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.

    Therapy

    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.


    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.


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