What Is A Naltrexone Implant?

A Naltrexone Implant is a small pellet that is inserted into the lower abdominal wall or other inconspicuous area of the body under local anesthetic. The implant is effective for 3 monthsand releases a controlled amount of Naltrexone into the body. The implant works by blocking the effects of opiate drugs. It does this by binding to opiate receptors in the body which prevents opiate drugs like heroin or oxycodone from causing a person to experience the usual “high”. In blocking the effectiveness of the drug, Naltrexone helps to break the cycle of drug use.