Every single day, more than 130 people overdose on opiates and die. That’s more than 47,000 opiate-related deaths each year!
So why aren’t who suffer from addiction reaching out for help? There’s a multitude of reasons.
Historically, drug charges have made up the largest percentage of arrest charges. People know that reaching out can sometimes lead to jail time, loss of employment, and separation from family. There’s a lot to lose if you reach out to the wrong person for help with addiction.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
You may have heard about the BioCorRx recovery program in the news recently. Here is everything you need to know about this advancement in recovery.
A Two-Pronged Approach
BioCorRx is a cutting-edge healthcare company that focuses on treating individuals with opiate or alcohol addiction.
The company created the BioCorRx Recovery Program — a two-pronged approach to help treat addiction. Studies show that combining both medication and therapy is far more successful for treating addiction that administering only one treatment method.
This medication-assisted treatment uses an outpatient implant procedure involving the medication naltrexone. Patients then receive Cognitive Behavior Therapy which helps break the addiction cycle and encourages success.
This program is different than an inpatient rehab treatment. The BioCorRx Recovery Program is an outpatient program, allowing patients to continue with their normal daily activities.
Outpatient Implant Procedure
The first step to the BioCorRx Recovery Program is the outpatient implant procedure. A licensed physician performed this procedure and it typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes.
The physician applies a local anesthetic to the implantation site, usually in the patient’s lower abdomen. Then, the physician makes a small incision and creates a small pocket in the adipose tissue under the skin.
The opiate blocker implant is then safely inserted into the pocket and the physician sutures the incision.
After only a few hours, the naltrexone is released into the bloodstream on route to the brain. Inside the brain, the naltrexone blocks certain receptors that mediate the cravings for alcohol and drugs.
The naltrexone starts diminishing the effects of alcohol and opiates while also decreasing the patient’s compulsive urges.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
In addition to the naltrexone implant for drug addiction, the patient also receives cognitive behavior therapy.
Cognitive behavioral therapy improves a patient’s overall mental health. It works by changing addictive behaviors and cognitive distortions and improves the patient’s ability to regulate their emotions. The patient will also develop coping strategies throughout the therapy so they know what actions to take when encountering addiction triggers.
The BioCorRx Recovery Program uses CBT as a one-on-one counseling program. All of the therapy methods are designed specifically for treating addictions. Typically, a patient completes the therapy in 16 sessions within a 90-day period.
When paired with the naltrexone implant, patients have an increased chance of long-term sobriety. Both the implant and the therapy should be completed together to obtain the best results of recovery.
After a patient’s implant and therapy, they receive peer support through a 6-month live recovery coach. The peer support is through a mobile app that provides both accountability tracking and engagement.
More About Naltrexone
Wondering why the BioCorRx Recovery Program uses naltrexone over all the other addiction medications out there? The study results speak for themselves.
Extensive studies have shown that naltrexone reduces the risk of relapse and the presence of cravings. The drug even has FDA approval.
Experts agree that there is no chance of abuse or diversion potential when using naltrexone. Naltrexone blocks the sedative and euphoric effects of opiates and alcohol. So even if a patient does relapse, their drug of choice no longer gives them the same effect that led to their addiction in the first place.
Who Administers the Program?
BioCorRx is the company behind the BioCorRx Recovery Program, but they aren’t the ones to administer the program. Instead, independently owned treatment centers all around the United States use the program.
Wondering if the BioCorRx Recovery Program is already used near you? Check out this map of treatment centers that successfully use the program.
Implementation in Jails, Prisons
Another great use of the BioCorRx Recovery Program is its implementation into jails and prisons. This allows inmates to receive proper addiction treatment while incarcerated, which gives them a reduced chance of relapse when released.
BioCorRx recently launched a pilot-program within the Louisiana Department of Corrections to treat inmates suffering from opiate or alcohol addiction. Ten inmates volunteered for the treatment and their results will be tracked throughout the process.
The hope is that the BioCorRx Recovery Program can be a vital part of the recovery process for addicted inmates across the nation.
The Future of BioCorRx
Wondering what BioCorRx has in store for the future? The company recently established an R&D subsidiary — BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals.
BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals is developing implantable naltrexone products and injections. The hope is that these products will see regulatory approval in the future. The National Institute on Drug Abuse even awarded BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals $5.7 million for the development of these products.
Partner with the BioCorRx Recovery Program
Interested in offering the BioCorRx Recovery Program to your patients? If you’re a licensed treatment provider, you can partner with the BioCorRx Recovery Program and add the program to your existing line of services.
As a partner, BioCorRx provides you and your employees with the proper education and best practices to help your patients overcome addiction. You’ll receive expert guidance and everything you need to customize our offerings for each specific patient.
Visit our site to become a partner today. Together, we can help heal the addiction epidemic.