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Why Isn’t Naltrexone More Widely Used?
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 01:00pm
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Naltrexone was developed as the first non-addictive opioid to prevent detoxed heroin users from relapsing, and its unique pharmacology was found to be effective in a wide range of conditions including alcoholism, methamphetamine addiction, autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s Disease, self-injurious behaviors like self-mutilation and anorexia, and many other disorders. Yet following years of negative publicity, it's rarely mentioned in the media, and barely used clinically even as drug overdose deaths climb. What happened?

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Ben Westhoff -Author -

Ben Westhoff is a best-selling investigative journalist, speaker, and filmmaker focused on drugs, culture, and poverty. His books are taught around the country and have been translated into languages all over the world.

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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,
Maryland Chapter
28 East Ostend Street Suite 303
Baltimore, MD  21230
410-625-6482 (main)
410-625-6484 (fax)

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