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Naltrexone is a medication used to treat addiction to opioids and alcohol. It works by blocking the effects of these substances in the brain, reducing the pleasure that a person experiences when using them.

While naltrexone itself is not addictive, it is possible for individuals to abuse it by using it in ways that are not prescribed, such as taking larger doses or taking it in combination with other substances. However, abuse of naltrexone is rare, as it does not produce euphoric effects or a “high” like other addictive substances.

It is important to always follow a doctor’s instructions when taking naltrexone or any other medication, and to use it only as prescribed to reduce the risk of abuse and other negative consequences.