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Opioid Antagonists

Opioid antagonists are morphine-like substances which can be used to block the effect of endorphins in the central nervous system.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist used to treat conditions such as alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.

Some people believe that naltrexone can also be used with some individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reduce behaviours such as self injury, hyperactivity and ritualistic behaviour.

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