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What is Naltrexone?
Naltrexone is a medication used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat both opioid and alcohol use disorders. This medication can be given in a pill form or as an injectable. The pill form of naltrexone (ReVia, Depade) can be taken at 50 mg once per day. The injectable extended-release form of the drug (Vivitrol) is administered at 380 mg intramuscular once a month.
How is Naltrexone abused?
Naltrexone blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine and is reported to reduce opioid cravings. There is no abuse and diversion potential with naltrexone.