How Does Naltrexone Compare To Alternative Drugs of Methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex (MSS)?
Unlike opioid maintenance therapy drugs, Naltrexoneis NOT a narcotic and therefore does not produce a “high” effect. Naltrexone can be stopped at any time without any withdrawal risks or other ill effects. Although, the alternative drugs (MSS) should only be used for a short period of time to stabilize the patient, but instead most patients find themselves “hooked” or addicted to these prescription drugs and are just as difficult to quit as heroin or other painkillers. Naltrexone therapy does not carry these risks.