Want to cut cravings and stay abstinent for longer? Find out how we can help.
What is Naltrexone and what are Naltrexone Implants?
Naltrexone is an opioid blocker and craving cutter. It works by blocking the pleasure effects of opioids in the brain. At the right levels, Naltrexone may reduce cravings in any addiction with particularly good evidence for alcohol.
One of the hardest challenges is to remain addiction free long term. With opioids, UK services often switch a ‘bad’ opioid like heroin for a ‘better’ one like methadone or buprenorphine (Subutex), with low success at being opioid free. Naltrexone is almost exclusively taken daily in tablet form, if prescribed at all. With that, there may be temptation to stop taking it and go back to opioids.
Naltrexone implants solve that problem. The slow-release pellets are placed in the fatty part of the abdomen under local anaesthetic similar to a minor surgical day procedure. This can be particularly helpful for relapse prevention, creating the opportunity to stay opioid free and provide vital time needed to work on mental health and wellbeing. With 100% opioid free at 3 months and over 75% at 6 months, a Naltrexone implant can be a powerful tool in the battle with addiction.
Meet the Team
Our core multi-disciplinary team is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialised GPs and includes a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a Substance Misuse and Dual Diagnosis Practitioner and Therapist. We also work with a network of highly skilled practitioners to develop a personal treatment programme to suit you.
Dr Amal Beaini - Medical Director
Consultant psychiatrist and brainchild of BONDS. With nearly 50 years’ experience in a mixture of general adult psychiatry, gender identity disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism and developing pioneering addiction services. Dr Beaini feels he is still always learning from his patients.
Dr Youssef Beaini - Chief Executive
GP specialising in addiction and cardiology. GP partner and multi-award winner for saving lives and reducing heart disease and strokes. With over 20 years’ experience in a mixture of general medicine, cardiology, mental health and addiction services, Dr Youssef is well placed to lead The Bonds Clinic.
Dr Adam Beaini - Director of Implants
GP specialising in addiction, urgent & emergency care, education and training and minor surgery lead. With over a decade experience in a mixture of general and emergency medicine, mental health and addiction services, Dr Adam has is passionate about improving relapse prevention.
Scott Wallace - Therapy Manager
Substance Misuse and Dual Diagnosis Practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in a mixture of addiction and mental health services, Scott is highly qualified, motivated and offers integrated, practical and solution-focused therapy, giving you the best chance at relapse prevention.
Stacey Robertshaw - Lead Clinical Adminstrator
Stacey has a diverse background which includes experience in both administrative management, special educational needs and caring roles. Her attention to detail, focused nature and ability to seamlessly multitask makes Stacey integral to the team.
Nicola Wallace - Clinical Services Manager
Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 20 years’ experience in a mixture of addiction and mental health services, Nicola is vested in true dual diagnosis treatment and passionate about quality of care and holistic treatment.
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