Naltrexone is a medication used to help people reduce or quit drinking. The use of naltrexone to reduce drinking does not require that you go cold turkey, or give up drinking altogether.
Naltrexone is not designed to make you feel sick if you drink. Instead, naltrexone can help reduce cravings for alcohol and prevent the pleasurable feelings or “buzz” that accompanies drinking. In doing so, your brain learns to stop associating alcohol with pleasure.
Naltrexone is approved as a daily use medication for the use of alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone is also available through Confidant for the treatment of opioid use disorder.