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What is the Naltrexone Implant?

NALTREXONE IMPLANT

A naltrexone implant is a small pellet typically inserted into the subcutaneous tissue near the hip area under local anesthetic. The implant is effective for approximately three months and 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.