Naltrexone for probationers and parolees.

  title={Naltrexone for probationers and parolees.},
  author={Charles P O'brien and James Cornish},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={31 2},
Heroin addiction is a chronic disorder that is usually associated with crimes aimed to obtain funds for the purchase of this illegal drug. When these addicted individuals are apprehended and incarcerated, they temporarily obtain drug-free status, but relapse quickly upon release. There is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (naltrexone) that could prevent relapse and thus break this revolving door cycle. In combination with counseling, former inmates could devote energies… CONTINUE READING