The next generation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has already been available for years, though it has not been commonly used in the United States, yet. Although daily oral naltrexone pills and monthly intramuscular naltrexone injections (known as Vivitrol) are widely known and approved, sustained release naltrexone pellets are still an emerging treatment.
Naltrexone is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat both alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. It is an opioid antagonist and helps to block the effects of the substances and reduce cravings. BioCorRx (BICX) has the US distribution rights to a fully biodegradable naltrexone pellet that can last for a longer period of time.
After receiving a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) for development and implementation of a medication, the company is moving forward with plans for full FDA approval of its formulation and methods. It already has a compounded formulation available through their certified pharmacy for doctors to be able to prescribe and perform the minimally invasive procedure in an office or facility.
Led by CEO Lucas Catton, Advanced Recovery Resources is joining BioCorRx in helping to promote the use of the naltrexone pellets and their effectiveness in helping people recover from alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. Treatment centers can incorporate this as part of their suite of services as an option for patients, removing the need to remember daily pills or having to get injections every month.
In addition to the naltrexone pellets, each person receives a 35 module CBT-based curriculum to work through at home or with a professional. It can be paired with our Online Recovery Program lessons, and there is also a peer support platform through BioCorRx and Beat Addiction Recovery. The complete package is ideal for doctors to use in their private practices for patients who are otherwise unable to attend formal treatment.
If you are a doctor or treatment provider and would like to learn more how you can incorporate this into your practice, contact us today.