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Posted by: Pierre November 21, 2004, 6:15 PM
Firstly, GREAT site!
Could any one please help. I have been addicted to heroin for the past 9 years and have tried everything from Ibogaine to rehabs to Revia. I live in South Africa and used Revia successfully until it has been discontinued from our shelves and needless to say, started using h again. I have done a lot of homework and realised that a Naltrexone implant is the solution for me and various other addicts. The only problem is that this wonder product is also not available in our country. Could anyone please inform me as to where I could buy a couple of these implants (for myself and other desperate h addicts). I have a doctor who will insert the implants for us. She has already done hundreds of implants in the UK and is well qualified and offers an after care.
I am prepared to fly anywhere to obtain these implants and would also like to know what the legalities surrounding it is. Should I first register the product in SA? Am I allowed to bring them into our country? Who manufactures Naltrexone implants?
Your help will be highly appreciated!!!!!

Posted by: Jasmine, fellow addict November 21, 2004, 10:13 PM
Hi my name is jasmine and I reed your post, what is that implant u r talking about, is it like herion? i have never done herion, but the two people whom i luved sooo much at ages 18 & 19 both died of overdoses. i know that stuff is soooooooooo addicting!! i am a pain killer lover, lol , so i can relate a little, and I use to be on 120mgs of methadone, heard its just like herion?? have u ever heard of methadone?? do they have that there?? i feel for you.. thanks jazzy

Posted by: bille November 21, 2004, 10:22 PM
it does not get you high it keeps you from using dope, you will feel sick, if taken, sounds like you are on a differnet wavelength

Posted by: Guest November 21, 2004, 11:13 PM
If Revia was discontinued consider your self lucky you have someone who cares about your well being .

if you really want an implant then just search the web.
Many doctors are willing to set you up,then have you buried as a routine drug overdose blaming you when you relapse ,when naltrexone does not treat addiction.

It's your choice,i pray you make the right one.

Posted by: Pierre November 22, 2004, 1:28 AM
Sorry Bille and any one else who might have misunderstood me. I am desperately looking for the Naltrexone implant in order for me to stop using Heroin and to start a new sober life. The only problem is that it is not available in South Africa and I have to get it from a doctor, clinic or supplier in either the UK, USA or Australia. So what I am asking for is if someone could refer me to a doctor, clinic or supplier where I can get it for myself and a host of other addicts who desperately need this Naltrexone implant because we all choose a sober life.

Thank you and good luck to all and if we all can stop using drugs, then there is nothing we can't achieve in this life.

Posted by: Juanita November 22, 2004, 4:35 PM
Pierre, I have read your message and I understand that you want to live sober but have you ever seeked guideance or help from treatment centers? My boyfriend of 12yrs. is now in a center getting help with his addiction to heroin/crack. He has been there a month and is doing very well. It's all about choices and making the right ones! If you want to be clean do it without other medications I know that methadone is a non-narcotic but why risk another addiction? Go to NA meetings if possible and find support systems. I go to meetings with him for support and to learn about his addiction more. It helps him and myself. I have never been addicted to drugs or alcohol, sometimes its hard to understand but I'm a strong person who doesn't judge other peoples weaknesses because I believe you can change anything you want. So find someone who can help you and be supportive. It works!

Posted by: Gabbi November 22, 2004, 4:49 PM
Hi Pierre, just putting my 2cents in but be careful because i've heard some bad stuff about naltrexone implants, make sure you do your research first
GOODLUCK
Gabbi

Posted by: heroin girl November 22, 2004, 5:12 PM
Pierre,

It's good to hear that you are ready for a change. I have a good friend in recovery who has gone the implant route. He has had great results. First, he saw a doctor who performed accelerated detox with him, as opposed to the more dangerous rapid detoxes done in the UK and the States. Then the doc inserted the implant, which helps him with cravings and blocks his opiate receptors. He really endorses the implant. The catch is that it must be replaced every so often. I guess that might be a prob for you? But this is his doctor's website (the doctor has an excellent reputation):

http://www.virginiadetox.com/naltrexoneimplant.asp

The site has a lot of info on the whole proceedure and some alternatives.

Hope that helps some.

Posted by: Jasmine, fellow addict November 22, 2004, 5:32 PM
Juanita, i just reed your post and have to let u know that Methadone is a narcotic for sure, i was on it for two years and VERY addictive as well, geeting off of that was like geeeting off of herion i heard. , it was a huge nightmeare for me, let me tell you i was on it to maintence me while i was pregent w/my twin girls and i went thru hell geeting off c/t! and it is used for pain as well, so please be aweare it is narcotic and very addictive as well and i had people wanting to pay me $10.00 a pill , soo be aweare just my 2 cents, please dont be offended, i just had to say something.. take care..

Posted by: Guest November 24, 2004, 1:39 AM
Naltrexone and Naltrexone implants today continue to cause accidental overdose in Opiate addicted patients.
They are still experimental and dangerous when relapse occurs .
Many medcial examiners do not check for Naltrexone in Autopsy.

Just because deaths are not reported , doesn't mean it isn't happening.

Addicts remain test animals all for profit and gain.

Posted by: Mickey November 24, 2004, 8:12 AM
It's not the Naltrexone causing the deaths - it's the using of opiates on top of the Naltrexone that is causing death from overdose. This is something that is very much warned against when a patient is put on the Naltrexone or given the implant.
They are still dying from opiate overdose.

Posted by: Guest November 24, 2004, 3:36 PM
It's not the Naltrexone causing the deaths - it's the using of opiates on top of the Naltrexone that is causing death from overdose. This is something that is very much warned against when a patient is put on the Naltrexone or given the implant.
They are still dying from opiate overdose.

Not so.

Naltrexone itself is a very potent opioid.
It is not known if Naltrexone barrier outlast blood serums.
An acceptable carrier was why the Implants do NOT have f.d.a. approval.
All the warnings of using mean nothing to addicted patients because Naltrexone is not treatment for addiction,it is a tool.

Naltrexone does not stop cravings and relapse remains high.
It is an abstinance based program that needs close supervision and monitoring.
Not all patients are blocked by the recommended 50 mg doses.
Suicide and overdose has been linked in trials to the drug Naltrexone.

Will the implants deliver the correct amount of the amount of Naltrexone to block your high or will it contribute to the overdose?

Leaving maintenance programs have been deadly for many when the addicts stops the Naltrexone.

Trials again 2 weeks to a month after leaving treatment overdose has occured.
Not because of loss of tolerance .

More research is needed to find out exactly who these "highly motivated patients" are as to who MAY be candidates for this treatment.

Overdose and Deaths are world wide during maintenance.









Posted by: louis July 6, 2012, 9:12 AM
There is a Dr. G Kirsten in Pretoria who can help you with this.

Posted by: zerogirl77 July 6, 2012, 10:24 AM
There seems to be so much confusion going on between posters on this topic. I did a 3 second search and found info. I support any all efforts to stay sober. I hope you are able to get info on where to get Naltrexone Implant. I myself use methadone yes it's addicting and hard to get off of but, it's still a good option. Methadone is not Naltrexone for the poster who did not know the diffrence. There seems to be some miss information going on with this thread. As with ANY drug used to help withdraw or stop craving to help stay off street drugs there is always risk!. Like methadone, Naltrexone is a tool the drug alone will not can not keep u sober...you should use it with other treatment toools.

What is Naltrexone Therapy and why is it important?

We believe that the ultimate goal of any opiate detoxification program is to have patients on Naltrexone. Naltrexone is a pure narcotic antagonist. That is, it attaches to the endorphin or opiate receptors in the brain and completely blocks them. This means that if someone tries to use any kind of opiate while they are on Naltrexone, they feel no effect because all of the receptors are completely blocked. While Naltrexone is in the body, it is virtually impossible to relapse. Naltrexone has been available as an oral tablet since the late 1970s. However, the oral tablet only has a duration of action of around 24 to 48 hours and in practice, it has been found that most patients either forget or purposefully choose not to take their medicine. Then in a short period of time they go back to using Heroin or other opiates. For this reason, we strongly recommend the Naltrexone implant. We believe that Naltrexone therapy should be given for 12 months. This gives the patient a chance to have their brain physically recover from the damage from the narcotics. It also gives the patient an excellent chance to begin on the road to recovery.

What is the Naltrexone implant?

This is a special formulation of Naltrexone, which is designed to release slowly over a 6-12 week period. It is placed under the patient's skin and so it is effective and does not allow the patient to forget or skip their medicine. We highly recommend it because it is so effective. There are some potential side effects with the Naltrexone Implant including infection, irritation or inflammation and sometimes even some skin breakdown over the implant site. Licensed pharmacists manufacture the implant for us. While the Naltrexone implant has not yet been submitted to the FDA for approval, the medications it contains are fully approved by the FDA.


Are there any risks and side effects?

As with any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential problems. There are some risks associated with the Naltrexone implant as mentioned above. There is some risk of taking the Naltrexone Therapy before the detoxification is complete. If taken too early, Naltrexone will push people into a complete withdrawal state and if the detoxification is not completely over, then there will be some withdrawal symptoms. If done too early, these can be severe. The timing of the Naltrexone Therapy is discussed in detail with each patient individually. It is to be expected that patients will feel some withdrawal symptoms but our treatment program should minimize these.


How long should I be on Naltrexone therapy?

We believe strongly that patients should be on Naltrexone therapy for at least twelve months. This prevents them from relapsing back to narcotic use and gives the patients a chance to start making changes in their lives and building up a support program. We highly recommend Naltrexone implants for at least 12 months. Patients may then continue with oral Naltrexone.


What happens after Naltrexone Implantation?

We believe strongly that detoxification without appropriate follow-up and treatment is almost always unsuccessful. We insist that all of our patients be willing to participate in an appropriate treatment program. This should include 12-step programs and professional therapy. We expect that all patients will identify and begin therapy with an appropriate substance abuse treatment facility in their area as soon as possible following the implantation. They will also need to be involved with a physician who specializes in substance abuse.


What is the risk of overdosing following treatment?

Studies show that there have been patients who have died following periods of abstinence from narcotics. This appears to be caused by lack of tolerance following a period of abstinence. Naltrexone is extremely good at making people abstinent but when the Naltrexone wears off, patients have a very low tolerance. It is extremely easy for them to use too much Heroin or other opiates and have an overdose which can be fatal. Patients need to understand this clearly and be extremely careful if they do relapse back to narcotic use. In our experience, the fatal overdoses that we are aware of have usually not happened on the first time of using and so patients need to be very careful for at least the first month. It also may be possible to overdose if the patients try to override their Naltrexone

Posted by: Granny2 3 July 6, 2012, 4:45 PM
While I have stayed clean for 18+ years with the help of methadone I dont know enough about Naltrexone or the implants so I wont venture to comment.
Our most knowlegable advocate,Jack,is the one who would have some good info,but until he comes back on line that info will have to wait.
From what I'm reading it is not something to take lightly so please make sure to get good info before you do anything.
Good luck.
Granny

Posted by: Natraxone patient August 21, 2012, 4:11 AM
Hey there, I'm now 30days+ clean and went for a naltraxone implant on the 11th of september2012. I'v been and jaill and 7 rehabs over the last few years, i have tried everything to stop using heroin, but i find its easy to get clean using methadone and subaxone, or supertex .It helps u through the withdraws yes and u get clean for a week or so, but the thought of using after being clean for week or two, is SO obsessive, and compulsive in my mind being an H addict that i find myself using again,so getting meds to get clean doesnt work for me, or rehabs or jail as my last rehab was worst then jail, Addictive as i am i always re llaps on the thought of how "f***ed Im gone get being clean for week or two" before i know it I 'm using again. I never have the change to rebuild my live because i always re laps, but now that i went for this implant I cant get high anymore, so there is no high and trust me, the first thing I did after I went for this implant is I went to use H... with no luck whatsoever, and I tried again when I had a rather off-day. NOTHING! NO HIGH!, so no point. I' now have the change to get work, follow NA program and stay clean no matter what, I'ts just important to go for you follow up implant even if it take 2-3years if thats what it takes for me to reprogram my addict mind thats what i'll do.. I thank my higher Power every day for Naltraxone, Dr kirsten in pta, my mom that never gave up on me and still allowed me back in her house, when i was on the street, after all these years of abuse and thousends of money, and pain If caused her. Its the WONDER DRUG! If your an addict, a Heroin Addict give ur self a chance in life and go for an Naltraxone implant. Cuz if u are like me then u know 1 is to many and a 1000 never enough(NA). Love & peace!

Posted by: family of user September 5, 2012, 7:32 AM
I dont know what to do and need advise from you guys. My sister has been an heroin addict for about 9 years now. In and out out of re-habs and lately jail. She is 27. The moment when she came out the same day she was taken to Dr Kirsten for implant. So she said that is doesnt work and got another on. So the second one got septic and fell out. But what worries me is that she still uses drugs why? 2 of her friends got the same implants and it works for them? why not for her? So what I need to know is if the implant worked for you, did it and why not for her

Posted by: Granny2 3 September 5, 2012, 8:15 PM
Family of user,
I'm sorry to say I dont have an answer for you. I am not familiar enough with the implants to help you. Please look around this site a little further because it seems to me there are other folks here that may be able to answer your questions.Also you might check with her doctor,this Dr.Kristen, and see what she says,although she may not talk to you...doctor privledge and all that??
Good luck,
Granny

Posted by: HAlbers January 11, 2013, 8:34 AM
Hi, a minute ago i saw the ongoing discussion about the use of naltrexone implants. To me it looks like as if there is a lot of misunderstanding about this. To make a long story short: I was on H for some time and failed all attemps of detox. I finally ended up in Klinikum-Salzgitter doing a detox under anesthesia where I had my first naltrexone pellet. Since than I did not relapse and one of the good things about naltrexone pellets is that they stop the craving, so got a chance to go back to normal life (what I did know for more than three years, still using the implants).
But you got to be careful: Using naltrexone pellets means you will have an overdose reaction when you use H - have this in mind!!! If you know some german you can look it up on
www.stop-drugs.de
Stay clean
HAlbers

P.S.: From the pharmacological side naltrexone is a long acting opiate-antagonist, saying if you use naltrexone while you are still on H you will go to hell

Posted by: Granny2 3 January 11, 2013, 5:13 PM
HALbers,
thank you so much for that information.

Alot of folks here in the U.S. are trying Suboxone and similiar drugs, but they dont seem to stop the cravings at all, which cause a big problem.
I have heard of the way yours was done. Really interesting.... and if it works???? Even better yet.

Posted by: free February 12, 2013, 3:13 AM
Thanks HAlbers for kind help.
I did the same at Egypt last year and it works nice with me.
If need more help you can contact
Yaser.amen@yahoo.com
00968-95327864
His name is Dr. El Nahas


Posted by: Madfoxy March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM
Hiya, i was a heroin addict for 5 years & have tried everything. i was using a gram of heroin everyday & stopped & started taking methadone & rapidly reduced off that in 7 days. then i went to the stapleford centre in london & had a 3 month naltrexone implant. i have had x3 implants in total & would 100% recommend them. i have been clean nearly a year now & my husband the same. although he did a straight x7 day rattle off heroin & then had implants the same. i know of two places in the uk that do them detox 5 (up north) & the stapleford centre belgravia, london & i know you can also get them done abroad in eastern europe too. but uk only offers 3 month implants now as the longer 6 month & yearly implants were causing bruising & implications around the implant site. so the x3 month ones are alot safer & better. my advice would be to go for it. but youve really got to want to stop using for the treatment to work. hope this helps ;-) good luck on ur road to recovery!!! its a tough & long journey but definately worth it as youre getting ur life back & whats worth more than that!!

Posted by: pieter cronic heroin user March 7, 2013, 5:32 PM
Heroin addicts in soiuth africa......... there is hope. My name is pieter, been an addict for 20 odd years of wich 9 to 10 years has been on heroin. I have had the naltrexone implant, and to me it was a miricle. It took away all my cravings, and i was able to lead a normal life. Problem was that i only had the three month implant, and was suppose to go for the followup, which i did not do, long story. Fact is it works. There is a dr. Kirsten in pretoria that does is and rrcently i found out that there is a dr. Meyer that also do it. He uses the Kenilworth medi clinics premi ses in Kenilworth. The mediclinicis on Rosmead avenue. Pop in at the clinic go to the nurses station and ask for Dr. MEYERS details. I am preparing to go for my second implant, it really works, bu t you need to do this cource for a minimum of 2 years. And then realy work on changing gyour lifestyle. Doesnt help you have the implant but you not doing anything to better your life or helping another addict. All the best.

Posted by: naltrexone March 18, 2013, 2:55 PM
hi

any other doctors in cape town that administer naltrexone?

thanks

Posted by: Mekes April 2, 2013, 3:39 PM
Ur post was a long time ago now did u work everything out. I take naltrexone tablets and def find them the best thing I have tried to stay clean. It can b dangerous but only if ur not committed. Personally I find it a wonder drug.... People wil argue this point, it is just a tool u also need to deal with all issues u may have which I find to b the hardest part. This is why I'm trying a forum

Posted by: Granny2 3 April 2, 2013, 10:23 PM
Posting here can be of great benefit to anyone willing to do the footwork to stay clean. Talking to people who have experienced what you have is unlike talking to someone who has no clue what it is like to be addicted to opiates or anything else for that matter.
If you look around this entire site you can find a board for just about anything that has to do with addiction and there are many many wonderful folks here willing to share their knowledge and personal experiences with you. Take the first step...you will be glad you did.

granny

Posted by: lene April 9, 2013, 1:01 PM
The biggest problem is that the medication available is so expensive and to find a supportive institution that does not cost an arm and a leg is impossible. The most ironic is that as with other conditions that can also at times be caused by reckless behaviour there is full government support yet nothing for drug addicts, or may be I am just ignorant and not aware of such a program. i understand that people that work at rehabs and doctors that specializes in drug addiction are professionals that need to be paid for their services. there is no lack of repect for people investing their time into helping drug addicts, but it feels to me that when you are an addict without money you can not be helped. most parents will do anything to help their kids. the parents of drug addicts unfortunately are left broke after drug addiction have robbed them from everything they owned. what about these parents, where is there alcoholic anonymous, where is their support group. alienated by society because of the stigma drug addiction brings - what a lonely, hopeless path. where would help come from, how religious must you be, how many times can you bow down and pray and plead?

Posted by: Irene June 12, 2013, 7:57 AM
Hi everyone, i know it's been years sins your disccusion about the Naltrexzone inplant, i just want to say i have been on Herion for 7 Years and I went for the inplant a year ago I only had 3 inplants everyone 3 months apart and it did wonders for me it was the best desion i ever made. I was sick in bed for about 2 weeks but cant remember anything and then i got better, the inplant helps te take away the crywings and blocks the crywings from your brain. I cant remember how it felt and i dont want to my life is so much better now! I got the inplant by Dr Gerhard Kirsten. That pill changed my hole life....

Posted by: Vanessa June 13, 2013, 8:38 AM
Ek is jammer om te se maar die inplanting het my net n maand gehou.
Daar is seker maar mense vir wie dit nie werk nie en ek is een van hulle.
ek bly nou in afsondering met n oppaser.
Ek is nog skoon met behulp van die familie en vriende.
En gaan dit so hou.

Aan ander daar buite sterkte.

Groete

Vanessa

Posted by: SUNNY MEHTA June 18, 2013, 2:17 AM
Hello,
Can you please recommend a place performing Naltrexone Implant with costs in India? Thanks,
Grieving Dad.

Posted by: Brynn June 19, 2013, 8:21 AM
Bumping in case anyone has information for this last man who asked

Posted by: addicted2subs October 28, 2013, 11:38 PM
Iam curious to know if anyone knows exactly who does these implants in the united states if so where and how much do they run and does insurance cover please help

Posted by: Peter June 9, 2014, 5:19 PM
Try ARCA Durban

www.arcadurban.com

or www.arcajhb.com

Posted by: Repoman101 June 12, 2014, 1:50 PM
After having battle after battle with alcohol addiction, I was finally able to defeat it with the help of a Naltrexone implant. If you are in the U.S., there is a recovery program called Start Fresh Recovery. A few hours after having the implant inserted, my cravings were gone... just gone! It then became a battle over the habit, but what I found is that battle is much easier to defeat with out the physical cravings.

Check out to see if a clinic is near you. There really is no reason to waste any more of your life battling this disease without some reinforcements.

Here is the program's website: http://www.startfreshrecovery.com/

Posted by: Tushar July 24, 2014, 1:43 AM
your doctor can get Naltrexone Implant from india.

Rusanpharma

Posted by: Positive Vibes August 12, 2014, 5:37 AM
Wow is it difficult to find a clinic in the UK that does this!

Luckily enough, from word of mouth advice, found The Naltrexone Clinic in London.
These guys are very honest +++

Well pleased with the implant and the treatment. Also very sound advice given.

They are based in the Stapleford Centre and only do the implant.

I think they are called the Naltrexone Clinic (Oddly enough)

Ah...here we are

www.thenaltrexoneclinic.com

Posted by: Granny2 3 August 12, 2014, 7:04 PM
positive vibes,
Thanks for the website and info on Naltrexone for anyone across the pond that is interested.


Posted by: Rosh September 3, 2014, 8:25 AM
Naltrexone in oral form(Naltima) is available in South Africa on prescription.It is superior to the implant but compliance is important.Has to be taken on a daily basis without fail.This gives steady state blood levels that keeps the patient protected.This is also a very affordable option i.e. R790 per month.

Posted by: Addictionhelp November 22, 2014, 4:58 PM
Pellets available at www.naltrexpellet.com in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Posted by: Bryan December 4, 2014, 8:54 PM
So I am a drug counselor, naltrexone is not an opiate in fact it is an opiate antagonist, it blocks the receptors ( aka the dopamine receptors) in the brain, preventing the person using it to be able to feel the effects of opiates, it is awsome I have had numerous people under my care kick dope on it with little or no cravings and let me state again it is not a narcotic I recommend vivitrol which is a one a month injectable version it is the best of the availible options

Posted by: Cj January 21, 2015, 6:58 PM
The Coleman institute richmond va usa

They do a rapid detox to rid ur body of opiates over four days and then they make a small incision in your abdomen her groin area and insert the implant which prevents you from getting high and prevent you from having cravings for up to two months they recommend you continue with the implant for one year they also have a shot called vivitrol that only lasts one month but that's if you don't want to get cut open

The four day with drawl. They give you medicine to keep you very comfortable I've been to rehabilitations all over the country and this is by far the best option been clean for almost a year

Posted by: Kezza February 12, 2015, 3:54 PM
Hi all have just done a home detox and am going 4 naltrexone tabs on wed 18th feb. I live near leicester so just wonderd if anyone new of somewhere local 2 go 4 an implant! Please let me know if any ideas. Thanks KERRY


Posted by: ernie February 14, 2015, 6:25 PM
Hi my name is ernie and i live in cape town and yes naltrexone is a mirrical i am on my 3de one and it is avalible in cape town at a spicific dr if you need to get hold of him e mail me and i will give you his nr !! it will change your live all herion addicts should get it but it only works for herion !!!!!


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Posted by: cat March 2, 2015, 3:17 AM
wondering where and how much it costs in Zar? long term user and am 8 weeks clean would prefer to use naltrexone than heroin

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Posted by: al-ras3 March 9, 2015, 7:59 AM
Hello,
Can you please recommend a place performing Naltrexone Implant with costs in India?

Thanks

Posted by: Granny2 3 March 10, 2015, 4:40 PM
to those looking for a place that does naltrexone implants,

try using your computer to search for doctors in your area.. by state or country. good luck!!
I wish I could be of more help.




granny

Posted by: PiaM March 23, 2015, 6:05 AM
Dear all,
Please follow this link to hear the real facts from the Dr who invented Naltrexone. It is know as Naltima in South Africa.

http://www.thesinclairmethod.net/community/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23&sid=93e78336cf52513b087e5c06b2726da7


Works for alcohol, gambling, sex etc addictions. Very, very insightful and scientific.

xxxxx

Posted by: PiaM March 23, 2015, 6:25 AM
Where to find it:
Under the name of Naltima in SA, Banrty Bay pharmacy in Cape Town Sea Point stocks this.

Posted by: PiaM April 1, 2015, 4:07 PM
Hi All,
Naltrexone is available in South Africa under the name Naltima. It is approved by the medical council and is a S4 so you need a prescription. In Cape Town the Bantry bay pharmacy stocks it.

It has worked for me. Please visit The Sinclair Method website and listen to the radio interview with Dr Sinclair who invented it for instructions on how to use it. Doctors are not up to speed with this.

Good luck.


Posted by: Guest April 15, 2015, 12:01 AM
I have an implant. It keeps you off heroin. I had an 8 yr habit myself. Try the coleman clinic in Richmond Virginia. That is where I got mine. Good luck.

Posted by: Lola June 5, 2015, 6:56 PM
Go to vivitrol.com
go to find a doctor and it lists doctors in your desired area.

Posted by: Jazz December 31, 2016, 7:23 AM
Does anyone in Cape Town have up to date information on Naltrexone/Naltima?

I would prefer a injection or tablet to a implant. But willing to try anything.

I went to my doc and she could not find Naltrexone or the local generic Revia in her medical book. On this feed I found out about Naltima being the SA version of Naltrexone. I called Bantry Bay pharmacy, which was recommended on this feed a year back but they did not know anything about it.

I have not tried Dr Meyer yet (he scares me). I was in recovery for 10 years from alcoholism and I started drinking 2 years ago. I need to stop. My health is bad.

Any up to date leads would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: dsd February 25, 2017, 4:43 PM
Naltrexone implants are probably the best way to stop opiate addictions. It works because doing heroin on 'top' , is absolutely pointless. As everyone who has had an implant rushes straight home to do heroin, finds out.

Now, the hard part of the treatment is getting the addicted person clean of all opiates in the body ,approx 6-10 days. As you can't get the implant with any opiates in you or you'll get a bad experience if you do. I think detox 5 is the clinic just speeding up your opiate detox so they can put the implant in you. Otherwise you can go to the Stapleford place in SW1 (uk ) just for the implant ( implant only takes minutes to put in).


It works as there's nothing an addicted person can do while implant works. The struggle is, will you go back to opiates once implant runs out ( you should really plan on having a years worth of implants ,4).


Don't bother with oral Naltrexone, as it gives you the choice of not taking it.

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Posted by: need help September 5, 2018, 2:40 AM
Hi were you able to find another doctor in Cape Town for the implant??

Posted by: AjzHockey December 20, 2018, 8:33 AM
Hi all - I recently called the Coleman Institute to find out some more information. For those wondering it cost around $7k for the Detox treatment which includes the first implant, they then said it would be around $700 every time it was time to get a new one.
Although I am financially tapped out and have destroyed my credit score with my addiction, I think it is an investment worth making, for myself at least, if it really works. I am spending around 40K per year on pills and will be able to get my life back together if I can finally stop.

Does anyone have any real experience with this that they can share? I am curious how it was after the first week, month, 3 months, year, etc.

Posted by: Dokter July 16, 2019, 8:59 AM
I am a doctor in South Africa looking into obtaining Naltrexone implants for some of my patients. Unfortunately these drugs aren't readily available, and colleagues already providing this service are reluctant to assist with obtaining them. Any information would greatly assist myself and my patients.

Regards