I understand it is naltrexone which is an opioid blocker and helps curve cravings. But does it help you with withdrawal? I don't understand if you are fresh off of opioid dependency, you are going to have withdrawal symptoms. So maybe this is for after you have been through the withdrawal and are just trying to avoid relapse. Can anyone help?
It does nothing to help withdrawal symptoms and is purely taken to avoid relapse. It has no real other use than to preferentially bind to opioid receptors causing a blockade effect. If you use while taking Naltrexone then your drug of choice will be blocked and be ineffective.
The FDA has this to say: "Naltrexone is usually given to block the effects of narcotics or alcohol in people with addiction problems. Naltrexone may also curb hunger and food cravings." Source, drugs.com
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