Naloxone and Naltrexone For Addiction

Pretty much everyones heard of Naloxone and Naltrexone mainly for their use to curb a opiod overdose but not that many people know that they can be used for another purpose Treating Alcoholism. Naltrexone is the star of the two being the most studied and the most used for treatment of Alcoholism. it has been shown to be effective in both Drug and behavioral addictions in 39 studies that covered everything from trichotillomania to opiod use disorder and even stimulant addictions [1]. This shows that opiod recepters play a role in other addictions as well.

  1. Naltrexone: A Pan-Addiction Treatment? - PubMed ↩︎