We NEED to consider extended-release Naltrexone for treatment opioid dependence

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A study published at the end of 2015 (please see this article summary) showed that opiate addicts benefited more from extended release naltrexone treatment than they previously had with Suboxone. It appears that naltrexone with psychosocial therapy significantly reduced the urge to use opiates when compared with Suboxone treatment. This and other studies (simply google: “extended release naltrexone for treating opiate dependence” for more) have also demonstrated extended release naltrexone’s efficacy in the long-term treatment of opiate dependence.

Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist that does not offer any “buzz” or addiction risks. It minimizes the impact of the effects of opiates and can also be prescribed for alcohol dependence. From my perspective, there are two (2) distinct advantages to naltrexone over Suboxone: 1) Any medical doctor that can prescribe medication can prescribe naltrexone, while Suboxone prescription requires a DEA license; and, 2) there is no risk of diversion with…

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  1. Low dose naltrexone also offers effective pain relief to about half of the people who suffer from chronic pain. It is the one prescription that has kept me on my feet. It is not yet FDA approved, but a months prescription costs me 45$, Of course I get accused of being an addict for using LDN even though I have refused more prescriptions for opiates than I can count (go figure!) , but occasionally I can educate a few of the more open minded folks in the health care industry that there might be an effective low cost alternaative to opiaates for at some chronic pain sufferers. The most complete source on LDN is:
    http://lowdosenaltrexone.org/
    but even the gov. is beginning to take a look at how and why it works:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3962576/

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