There’s been a real gap in our understanding of whether naltrexone is safe in pregnancy and the best ways to utilize it. This is a very reassuring study that represents one of a few small steps that researchers have taken to start to remedy this gap in knowledge.
The new study joins a small but growing body of research suggesting that naltrexone may be safe for pregnant women and developing fetuses.
Addiction is a treatable condition. In order to prevent overdose and the most extreme consequences of addiction, there has to be a commitment of the community to recognize addiction as a disease.