21 Naltrexone Treatment Clinics in Cincinnati

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is only meant to serve as a list of methadone treatment clinics in and around Cincinnati, Ohio. This list should not be considered an endorsement of any of these programs. As new clinics open and others close, this should not be considered to be an exhaustive list of all clinics in the region.

There are several medication options to treat opioid addiction, among them naltrexone. The medication is most notable for treating individuals with either opioid or alcohol addiction, or both.

Naltrexone is utilized within a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program and is beneficial in preventing withdrawal symptoms and the euphoric feeling that is often experienced with other medication treatments.

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Naltrexone overview

What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is a medication that is used in the treatment of alcoholism and opioid addiction.

Naltrexone is the generic name for the brands Vivitrol, ReVia and Depade, notes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is also called Adepend, Nalorex and Opizone.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved naltrexone in 2006 to treat alcohol addiction. It was approved for opioid addictions in 2010.

The prescription drug, available from naltrexone doctors or healthcare providers licensed to prescribe medications, is available in a 50 mg pill taken once per day or as an extended-release 380 mg injection administered once a month.

Currently, FDA approval is pending for a naltrexone implant, which would be surgically inserted into the individual and release a continuous naltrexone dose. The implant would need to be removed and replaced every few months.

However, some treatment centers are already using a naltrexone implant because the medications it contains have received FDA approval.

How Naltrexone Works

Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist, according to SAMHSA. As such, it works in the body by binding and blocking opioid receptors.

By occupying the opiate receptor sites in the brain, naltrexone reduces opioid cravings and blocks the sedative and euphoric effects of heroin, morphine, codeine, and other opiates.

How the Naltrexone Treatment Process Works

Before treatment starts, blood and urine samples are required to test liver and kidney functions and to check for any opiates in the body, including nonprescription medications like cough medicines.

An evaluation is conducted to gather information about allergic reactions, current medicines, including herbals and vitamins, and whether the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding.

Typically, the doctor will prescribe a small dose when starting naltrexone treatment and then increase it to the usual 50 mg tablet.

The naltrexone physician also will establish a regimen for you, such as taking the medication once a day, two tablets every other day or three times a week, etc.

People taking naltrexone agree to regular appointments with their naltrexone doctor so their progress can be evaluated. Blood tests are typically scheduled monthly in the beginning and then less frequently as treatment continues.

While taking naltrexone, people cannot take any substances containing even small amounts of opiates. These include prescribed and over-the-counter medications, such as pain relief medications, cold and flu medications, and medicines for diarrhea.

Naltrexone treatment is typically prescribed in conjunction with psychosocial treatments, such as therapy, counseling, and other support services.

Naltrexone Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the Mayo Clinic, withdrawal symptoms occur in people who are dependent on opioids.

That’s why it is important for individuals prescribed naltrexone to be completely free of opiates for at least seven to 10 days before starting the treatment.

Sudden opiate withdrawal has been experienced within minutes after taking naltrexone. Symptoms may include: abdominal cramps; joint, bone, or muscle aches; nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting; runny nose; or mental or mood changes.

Is Naltrexone Addictive?

Naltrexone is a non-addictive opiate blocker.

Does Naltrexone Make You High?

You cannot get a high from naltrexone. In fact, as the Addiction Blog points out, naltrexone actually blocks the euphoric effects that make you high from drug use.

Naltrexone Side Effects

According to SAMHSA, there are several mild side effects associated with naltrexone. They include: diarrhea; upset stomach or vomiting; sleep problems or tiredness; joint or muscle pain; headache; and nervousness.


Clinics in and around Cincinnati

Choosing a Path to Recovery

The following listing provides clinics that offer naltrexone treatment in Cincinnati and the surrounding area.

Many naltrexone clinics also offer additional services, such as individual counseling and group therapy, to provide comprehensive treatment for opioid addiction.

When considering a naltrexone treatment clinic, think about what would be most convenient for you.

You may decide on a treatment center near you in Cincinnati or find one close to your work. You might also choose a treatment clinic father away for privacy concerns.

Whatever your decision may be, the first step is to make the connection by calling a naltrexone treatment center to get started.

HOPE Center North provides naltrexone treatment as part of its medication assisted treatment program. As the outpatient center of Lindner Center of HOPE, the center is approved by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to administer the opioid replacement medication. The treatment, which also includes counseling and behavioral therapies, is recommended for people who are completely past withdrawal from heroin or other opiates and have a strong desire to continue on the path to recovery.

Contact Details: Hope Center North, 4483 US Route 42, Mason, OH 45040; Phone: 513-536-0050; Google Map driving directions.

Center for Addiction Treatment administers naltrexone monthly in its medication assisted treatment clinic. In addition to the injectable medication, individuals receive physician services and counseling.

Contact Details: Center for Addiction Treatment, 830 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45214; Phone: 513-381-6672; Google Map driving directions.

The Crossroads Center prescribes naltrexone to individuals in any level of care within its medication assisted treatment program. The comprehensive treatment addresses the individual’s medical, psychiatric, social, rehabilitation, and employment needs.

Contact Details: The Crossroads Center, 311 Martin Luther King Drive East, Cincinnati, OH 45219; Phone: 513-475-5300; Google Map driving directions.

Gateways utilizes naltrexone treatment as a component to its medication assisted treatment (MAT) program. The medication is only prescribed to individuals involved in treatment. To enter treatment, patients are required to undergo an opioid dependency assessment, a physical examination, and counseling.

Contact Details: Gateways, 4760 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; Phone: 513-861-0035; Google Map driving directions.

BrightView prescribes naltrexone medical treatment as part of its comprehensive addiction treatment approach. The other components are individual, family, and group psychological therapy and social support. The program is aimed at eliminating barriers to recovery.

Contact Details: BrightView, 6527 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239; Phone: 513-834-7063; Google Map driving directions.

Suboxone Cincinnati utilizes naltrexone therapy/treatment in its approach to detoxification. The methods progressively reduce drug use by tapering doses. The program is flexible to meet the needs of individuals and to make the path to recovery effective and easy to achieve.

Contact Details: Suboxone Cincinnati, 1592 Goodman Avenue, Unit B, Cincinnati, OH 45224; Phone: 513-512-8370; Google Map driving directions.

Individual Care Center, Inc. provides addiction treatment services that include medical detoxification from opiates. One approach is naltrexone treatment, which is prescribed along with individual, group, and family counseling and group therapy. Additional treatment programs offered are medication management and intensive outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation.

Contact Details: Individual Care Center, Inc., 8833 Chapel Square Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45249; Phone: 513-774-9444; Google Map driving directions.

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, as part of its medication assisted treatment, uses naltrexone as a medication option to go along with its behavioral therapy. The alternative approach for substance abuse helps individuals recover more quickly from heroin or other opiate addictions.

Contact Details: Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, 1501 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; Phone: 513-354-7555; Google Map driving directions.

Modern Psychiatry & Wellness LLC provides an exclusive outpatient detox program with naltrexone therapy to help people transition to the next level of therapy in treating opioid addiction. The naltrexone injections are provided on a monthly basis at the Hamilton location, with limited availability at the West Chester location.

Contact Details: Modern Psychiatry & Wellness LLC, 25 North F Street, Hamilton, OH 45013; Phone: 513-795-7557; Google Map driving directions; or 6942 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069; Phone: 513-868-0055; Google Map driving directions.

Professional Psychiatric Services includes medication assisted programs as part of its drug addiction/addictive behaviors programs and services. Among the primary medicines it uses to control heroin and other addictions is naltrexone. It is prescribed in conjunction with psychotherapy treatments, such as relapse prevention, sobriety maintenance, sponsorship and advocacy, and education and support.

Contact Details: Professional Psychiatric Services, 6402 Thornberry Court, Mason, OH 45040; Phone: 513-229-7585; Google Map driving directions.

Sojourner Recovery Services offers naltrexone as one of its medication assisted treatment options. The prescription injectable medicine, in conjunction with counseling, is designed to prevent a relapse to heroin or opioid use.

Contact Details: Sojourner Recovery Services, 1430 University Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011; Phone: 513-896-3456; Google Map driving directions.

Community Behavioral Health provides naltrexone treatments as part of its therapy plan to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. The treatment includes an oral dose of naltrexone several days prior to an injection of the medication. Injections are administered on a monthly basis for 12 months and are accompanied by peer group therapy and counseling. Assistance is also provided for those looking for a job or needing other support services.

Contact Details: Community Behavioral Health, 820 South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011; Phone: 513-887-8500; Google Map driving directions; or 1659 South Breiel Boulevard, Middletown, OH 45044; Phone: 513-424-0921; Google Map driving directions.

Solutions provides naltrexone medication assisted treatment on a limited basis. The program is offered through its outpatient counseling for drug and alcohol addiction. The program also features individual, family, and group counseling, which is offered during the evening to accommodate those who work.

Contact Details: Solutions, 975 Kingsview Drive, Lebanon, OH; Phone: 513-228-7800; Google Map driving directions; or 201 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040; Phone: 513-398-2551; Google Map driving directions; or 50 Greenwood Lane, Springboro, OH 45066; Phone: 937-746-1154; Google Map driving directions; or 953 S. South Street, Wilmington, OH 45177; Phone: 937-383-4441; Google Map driving directions.

Northland Treatment Center utilizes naltrexone as part of its medication assisted treatment for alcohol addiction. It is used in conjunction with suboxone to eliminate the euphoric or pleasurable effects from alcohol misuse.

Contact Details: Northland Treatment Center, 50 West Techne Center Drive, Suite B-5, Milford, OH 45150; Phone: 513-753-9964; Google Map driving directions.

Florence Medical Group is a prescriber for Vivitrol, a brand name for naltrexone. The outpatient facility, which has two healthcare professionals on-site, also provides counseling. The facility encourages individuals to call for information about Vivitrol treatment.

Contact Details: Florence Medical Group, 8731 Bankers Street, Unit A, Florence, KY 41042; Phone: 859-282-8840; Google Map driving directions.

St. Elizabeth Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center is a prescriber and injection provider of the brand name of naltrexone, Vivitrol. The outpatient facility provides various chemical dependency and drug treatment programs to treat addiction.

Contact Details: St. Elizabeth Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, 200 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; Phone: 859-212-5384; Google Map driving directions.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers provide naltrexone injection treatment on a monthly basis to reduce cravings for heroin and other opiates. The injections are administered in outpatient facilities as part of the centers’ medically assisted detoxification program.

Contact Details: Pinnacle Treatment Centers, 3107 Cincinnati Pike, Georgetown, KY 40324; Phone: 502-570-9313; Google Map driving directions.

East Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Center provides medication assisted treatment that utilizes naltrexone to treat an addiction to heroin, morphine, prescription painkillers, and other opioids. The treatment, for men and women ages 18 and older, also includes therapeutic services, such as individual and group therapy.

Contact Details: East Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Center, 816 Rudolph Way, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Phone: 855-654-0341; Google Map driving directions.

Access Hospital, through its rehabilitation and detoxification services, provides medically assisted detoxification featuring naltrexone treatment. Administered once a month on-site, the medication is used to treat addiction to opioids. The comprehensive program also includes individual counseling, family therapy, community integration, and social services.

Contact Details: Access Hospital, 2611 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420; Phone: 937-256-7801; Google Map driving directions.

Access Wellness Group is a provider of Vivitrol treatment, which includes the naltrexone medication, individual and small group counseling, and a family support group. The services are part of the Access to Recovery program, designed for people who want help with their drug problem but are unable to leave work and family for an inpatient treatment program.

Contact Details: Access Wellness Group, 2401 Regency Road #101, Lexington, KY 40503; Phone: 859-309-0309 or toll-free 877-834-7836; Google Map driving directions.

Rising Sun Modern Medicine offers Vivitrol, the brand name of naltrexone, as part of its opiate, heroin, alcohol addiction treatment services. The outpatient facility is both a prescriber and injection provider of naltrexone.

Contact Details: Rising Sun Modern Medicine, 120 North Walnut Street, Suite A, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Phone: 812-438-1216; Google Map driving directions.

Comparison of treatment medications

Naltrexone vs. Methadone

Both medications work on the body’s opioid receptors. Methadone activates the receptors that suppress opioid cravings, while Naltrexone binds and blocks them to reduce cravings.

Unlike methadone, naltrexone is not addictive, does not create a euphoric feeling or high, and withdrawal is minimal.

Methadone is typically used as the first phase in medication assisted treatment, while naltrexone is usually prescribed once the individual has been weaned off methadone or Suboxone and is concerned about relapse while well on the road to recovery.

Unlike methadone, which has to be administered in a clinic by a certified methadone doctor, Naltrexone is prescribed as a take-home treatment.

However, individuals taking either of the medications must agree to regular checkups, counseling, and other therapies.

Naltrexone vs. Suboxone

While both naltrexone and Suboxone reduce opioid cravings, they do so in very different ways.

Suboxone is an opiate blocker, but it also contains an opiate (buprenorphine) to help detox individuals addicted to heroin and other opioids.

As an opiate, there are addiction, withdrawal, and euphoria concerns associated with Suboxone.

Naltrexone, on the other hand, is solely an opiate blocker, so it is not addictive, does not cause a high, and has little to no withdrawal symptoms.

As such, naltrexone is prescribed to individuals who are no longer after the “high” and want to focus on recovery.

Both medications can be prescribed by a doctor and monitored in a doctor’s office.