Why Choose Us?
It is with some pride that we announce the availability to United States residents, for the first time, of the O’Neil Long Acting Naltrexone Implant (OLANI) from Australian addiction expert, DR. GEORGE O’NEIL. At the Naltrexone Implant Center our physicians and staff members are all highly experienced, trained, and knowledgeable in addiction recovery and in our implant process.
Where Your Journey to Addiction Recovery Begins
Do you or your loved one struggle with substance abuse? If so, you’re not alone. Many people in the United States and throughout the world struggle with addiction to opiates and alcohol. At the Naltrexone Implant Center we understand that these addictions affect your daily life and impact your loved ones. This is why we are so excited to be able to bring the O’Neil Long Acting Naltrexone Implant (OLANI) to United States residents through our center in the Bahamas.
Australian addiction expert George O’Neil has worked tirelessly for years to produce the OLANI, a product that aids people in recovering from several types of substance addictions. After years of helping people overcome addictions in Australia, and for the last two years in the Bahamas, clinical trials on the OLANI have been authorized as of July, 2018, the goal being FDA approval in the United States.
What is the O’Neil Long Acting Naltrexone Implant (OLANI)?
Dr. George O’Neil’s implant is a breakthrough product. It is substantially longer-acting than the other naltrexone options on the market – it lasts for plus or minus one year – and it delivers a more constant flow of low dose naltrexone, eliminating the negative side effects of contenders made in Europe, Asia, and the United States. The OLANI is surgically implanted just below the beltline through a small incision. Dr. O’Neil recognized the effectiveness of naltrexone, an opiate antagonist, to block the effects of opiates and opioids, but he wanted to find a way to combat the problems that occurred when his patients failed to regularly take their oral naltrexone medication. The OLANI allows those struggling with addiction to skip their daily medication, which floods the system with naltrexone, and instead receive a steady low-dose flow of naltrexone from their implant for a period of more or less 12 months.
Is the OLANI right for you?
In trials with the OLANI undertaken in Australia, more than 90% of opiate addicts were clean after nine months. While the OLANI was originally developed to help those recovering from opiate addictions, we have also seen it benefit those struggling to recover from alcohol and stimulant addictions. In fact, in the Australian trials, 77% of alcoholics were not drinking at all after six months, with the remainder drinking only one or two drinks at a sitting. Because of the OLANI’s versatility, it is beneficial to polydrug users. If you are still using opiates, you should consult our detox section to ensure that the OLANI will work for you.
Why Should You Choose the OLANI Over Other Naltrexone Options?
While other naltrexone options, including the daily pill, the monthly injection and shorter term implants, will produce a similar effect as the OLANI, they are easy to quit without being in place long enough to offer a real chance of long term recovery. The OLANI will continue working for an entire year without you needing to make the decision to take the medicine. Since the naltrexone is implanted into your skin, you won’t have the opportunity to forego the medicine, allowing you to recover quicker and easier than with other options. What’s more, other naltrexone options flood the system with naltrexone, which can create negative side effects, such as anxiety and depression, whereas the OLANI offers a unique low-dose delivery system.
In our trials with the OLANI…
- 90% of opiate addicts were clean after nine months.
- 77% of alcoholics hadn’t had a drink after six months. The remaining 23% only had one or two drinks per sitting.
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In Addition to our commitment towards excellence our advantages are :
- Implants last +/- a year in full effect
- No delivery spikes
- Minimal side effects
- Fully clinically trialled
- More than 8000 patients treated
- Great detox options, including Ibogaine
- Complimentary companion stays
- In the glorious Bahamas
- FDA approval as IND
- Treatment loans available
What People Are Saying About Us
We love all of our patients and are so proud of the progress and effort they are putting into their recovery. At the Naltrexone Implant Center we are dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals and beat their addictions, which is why we love hearing their positive feedback! Here are just a few of the things people are saying about us.
My first year with the O’ Neil implant.
Coming to find out about Dr. O’Neils implant was the result of total desperation. I was using 2+ grams of heroin daily and every second of my life was miserable. I didn’t look forward to anything, my entire existence revolved around my dealer.
I had tried oral naltrexone in the past but I simply diverted it and lacked the motivation and will power at the time to take my medication instead of using. Later, I tried vivitrol with some success but quickly discovered it wore off about a week to a week and a half early. My cravings would return and during that last week I would end up on a bender of sorts. I decided after several months to try the two month implant. My initial response was positive but again, the medication did not last two months and several weeks prior to my next appointment cravings would return and relapse would follow.
I started doing research with my mom and we found out about Dr. O’Neil. I read about his implant, called the Olani that claimed to last a year. This seemed to be the best option for me. I wanted to feel protected for more then 6 weeks. I also didn’t want to keep having outpatient surgery every other month and having to take strong antibiotics was seriously disrupting my system.
Much to our disappointment we found out that the Olani implant was not available in the USA. My mom found a number for The Naltrexone Implant Center, located in Nassau, Bahamas. The next week we were on a plane. We met Ian at the airport and I had my implant the following day. Within 24 hours I noticed that I had absolutely zero cravings. The doctor who performed the procedure was very skilled and I healed very quickly. I returned home and started to rebuild my life. With every other implant or shot or pill I had taken in the past I would end up using, successfully, about halfway through. I really expected to experience a recurrence in cravings after 6 months based on my experience with other naltrexone products. However, that was not the case.
I celebrated a year of sobriety with a second implant from Nassau. I have noticed so many positive effects that I can’t attribute to anything other then the implant. My mood was uplifted, I didn’t have that deep sense of longing for opiates anymore. I truly felt free, and I felt hope. There was no clinic to visit every day, week or month. I was simply just ok. I was and still am happy. I am now two years out from using heroin. I feel stronger then I’ve felt in the past and I’ve been able to make progress in my life and pursue my goals. I believe in this product and I wish it was easier to access in the United States. Currently clinical trials are taking place, which is great but I can’t help but wonder how many people will loose their battle with addiction while those trials are being completed.
I would be dead today if I had not gotten the Naltrexone Implant.My journey of opioid addiction started at age 13. Addiction 101 quickly teaches the art of deception; my maintenance level was 60 ten milligram Norcos a day. Like most seasoned addicts, I’ve tasted every drug out there. One night I ingested Fentanyl-laced Herion on the heels of a smorgasbord of other drugs. My mom found me in respiratory arrest on my side porch. She did CPR while waiting for the rescue squad. I have overdosed 11 times; 6 of those times my parents found me. I was life-flighted twice during the last year of my addiction, during my last stay in critical care, my mom was searching the internet for hope. There she learned about the Naltrexone Implant. The day I left the hospital, we dialed the number (number inserted) and a very knowledgeable man with a strong English accent (Iain) gave us hope. Within a week we had passports and it was a simple outpatient procedure. I was cured of addiction. I am year and half clean! The Naltrexone Implant Rocks!