Other drugs that are given to treat this disorder include buspirone, lithium (Lithobid), naltrexone, paroxetine (Paxil), valproate, and the antipsychotic drug, quetiapine.
Some of the medications drug rehab programs can treat opioid addiction include methodone, LAAM (levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol), naltrexone, naloxone, and buprenorphine.
After waking, the patient is usually placed on another drug (usually naltrexone) for several months after the original detox occurs.
High drop-out rate for use of the drug naltrexone after detox, due to the non-effect it has on former addicts.
Because naltrexone blocks the "highs," relapsing drug abusers are at a higher risk for accidental overdose.
Unlike methodone and LAAM, naltrexone carries no risk of physical dependence.
Naltrexone can also block the effects of morphine, heroin, and other opiates.