New Addiction Medicine
The world of addiction medicine is always evolving, researchers and doctors are constantly trying to find a way to put the opioid epidemic to rest. Recently, a Sorrento Valley lab began developing a new drug that can be implanted in a patient’s stomach to help them fight opioid addiction. BioCorRx has created an implant that is surgically implanted into a patient’s stomach that releases the drug naltrexone. Naltrexone can help stop an addict’s cravings and symptoms.
The new drug is released into the patient over a span of three months. The hope of researchers is that this three-month time frame gives patients a window of opportunity to get treatment and counseling they need to get and stay sober. BioCorRx say they hope their implant can be another tool in bringing the number of opioid-related deaths down. CEO of BioCorRx, Brady Granier, said that this new medicine is for patients who have tried all other means to get sober. Granier shared that he is a product of the naltrexone implant, and it was “the only thing that helped” him. The number of overdose deaths continues to rise, but it doesn’t have to. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Contact our 24/7 admissions specialists by phone or chat for more information on how to get sober today.