Is a drug that can block the desire for opiates and alcohol. It can be taken by mouth and by once a month injection.
Several unfortunate aspects are that you need to be off opiates for about a week before starting the drug and it appears to work for fewer people than methadone and Suboxone does. Also there can be life-threatening consequences if the person relapses.
Some benefits are that it is cost effective and may be prescribed by any licensed physician that can prescribe medications.
Narcotics Anonymous is an outgrowth of the better-known Alcoholics Anonymous. It is based on the idea that people with a given problem can meet in a private anonymous setting and through sharing their stories may overcome their addiction. These meetings may be the sole source of treatment but meetings are often combined with medication and psychotherapy.
A core feature along with group support and sharing individual stories is a focus on finding a structure for sobriety through the 12 Steps.REVIA® (Naltrexone)