Following a detox, it can be just as challenging to stay addiction-free. There are many options to support patients. It is important to be holistic in any treatment program, including treating co-existing mental health disorders, talking therapies, social therapy, self-help, and medication options if appropriate. One such medication is Naltrexone. There are many others too. As an opioid blocker and potential to reduce cravings, Naltrexone is most effective in directly blocking opioids, blocking or reducing ‘the highs’, but also in our experience has potential benefit for alcohol, cocaine and other addictions. In tablet form, Naltrexone doses can be missed, or at a time of craving it may be intentionally skipped or stopped, potentially making the risk of relapse higher. Following a team assessment, The BONDS Clinic may offer long acting Naltrexone implants as well a range of other medications, but only after a consultation and if medically appropriate for the client. Past performance is NO guarantee of future benefit, but for the sake of transparency, we can report that an audit of our implant patients (for opioids) in 2019, for those patients we could contact, 100% of patients reported being opioid free at 3 months after implant, and 75% at 6 months. Each person is different, though, and effectiveness of any treatment will vary between people. Also, it is often the case that some patients are not contactable for follow up, for various reasons. This must be borne in mind when assessing previous outcomes. Please remember that no single treatment is a “magic bullet” that “cures all”. If you are looking for a holistic comprehensive approach to relapse prevention, The BONDS Clinic can help you explore your options.