Naltrexone Implants in Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale
Naltrexone is an approved medication assistance treatment for patients addicted to alcohol. There are two opioid maintenance treatment medications approved in the US, methadone and buprenorphine. Naltrexone is the third approved medication for addiction to opiates, and has the advantage of providing a non-addictive medication for assistance in treatment recovery.
Addiction can be thought of as a complex brain disease that has the ability to affect the functioning of a person’s motivation and reward
centers. The electrical activity in the addicted brain has precise pathways that can easily be short circuited causing delicate learning and memory cells to be damaged, especially in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a critical brain structure in the formation of long term memories and learning.
The cornerstone of ARC’s comprehensive treatment platform is a long term implant of naltrexone or buprenorphine. The implant will provide a tool for providers and patients to promote a drug free environment for an extended period of time. This time will provide an opportunity for the brain to heal and recover.
The entire ARC staff are proud to be associated with the ARC programs for addiction to opiates and alcohol. The ultimate goal, is to provide an opportunity for the brain to heal itself. If the brain is able to achieve some success, the patient may eventually be able to feel normal again.