Pharma to the Rescue –
Dec. 22, 2017 – It’s an implant – inserted in the fatty tissue of the abdomen – that kills the craving for opiates. Once in the bloodstream, the Naltrexone blocks the receptors in the brain that give drug users the feeling of euphoria that comes from opiate use. It lasts for up to six months, but therapists say it’s no silver bullet. They say unless the patient gets intensive counseling and makes lifestyle changes, a recovering addict can easily relapse once the implanted medicine wears off.
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