Ria Health uses Naltrexone to help patients break and change drinking habits. It was approved to treat alcohol dependence in 1995 by the FDA and works by safely blocking the nervous system’s opioid receptors.
The body’s natural opioid system plays a key role in our mood and well-being, and tends to generate physiological feelings of pleasure when alcohol is consumed. However, when the nervous system’s pleasure responses are inhibited, reinforcement of the addictive behavior is also undermined.
Actress Claudia Christian describes how her physical, mental, and emotional relationship to alcohol changed when she started taking Naltrexone.