Medication-assisted recovery from Oar Health™

Oar Health™ is proud to be recognized by SMART Recovery as a Multiple Pathways Partner.

Medication-assisted recovery from alcohol use disorder is compatible with SMART Recovery’s belief in the individual’s power of choice.

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SMART Recovery & medication-assisted recovery

SMART Recovery is compatible with medication-assisted recovery. SMART Recovery supports individuals working with medical professionals to identify evidence-based treatment options that help them take ownership of their recovery.

Medication-assisted recovery from OarHealth™ helps people take back control over alcohol. Doctors and nurse practitioners prescribe medication proven to reduce cravings and make alcohol less rewarding, making it easier to achieve sobriety or moderation.

Medication from Oar Health™ can work alongside SMART Recovery’s program, meetings, tools, and resources to put you in control of your own recovery.

Medication-assisted recovery with naltrexone

Naltrexone is FDA-approved to treat alcohol problems.

Naltrexone cools off the pleasure and reward pathways activated by alcohol. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that binds to opioid receptors in the brain and blocks the endogenous opioids created by your body when you drink.

If you take naltrexone and then drink alcohol, the typical endorphin release is effectively blocked, thereby preventing the feel-good "buzz" that drinking typically provides.

If you take naltrexone and continue to drink with less of the traditional "buzz" then alcohol is no longer as rewarding and you will likely drink less as a result.

Further, multiple clinical studies have shown that naltrexone can lead to reduced alcohol cravings and fewer thoughts overall about alcohol.

This can lead to less interest in daily drinking and less heavy drinking.

Benefits of naltrexone


Reduces alcohol cravings & consumption.


Available as single pill taken once a day.


Most see improvement almost immediately.


Can be taken for goals of both moderation & sobriety.


FDA approved & not addictive. Typically no or mild side effects.


Studies show reduces drinking frequency & quantity.

See if treatment is right for you

How Oar works

Everyone's goals and circumstances are unique. However you'd like to change your relationship with alcohol, we make it simple to get started.

Take a free online assessment

Answer a few simple questions to see if treatment is right for you. It takes just a few minutes and can be done on your smartphone.

Get a personalized treatment plan

If medication is right for you it will be prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional and sent discreetly to your door.

Receive ongoing support & care

Your provider is available to answer your questions. A private online support group is here to motivate and guide you.

Why Oar Health?


Everything is 100% online. No awkward pharmacy checkout. If prescribed, meds are sent to your door in discreet packaging.


Our free online assessment takes just a few minutes. Most people do it on their smartphones. No appointments needed. Take care of everything from the comfort of home.


Treatment is available for just $49/month. Shipping is free and there are no hidden costs. For many, treatment can be paid for using an HSA or FSA.

Judgment Free

Oar Health supports goals of both moderation and sobriety. It's the place to come if you're looking to change your relationship with alcohol. Whether that means cutting back, or quitting altogether.


For an annual plan

Over 25,000 members have quit or cut back


join with the goal to moderate their drinking


are meeting their goal to drink less or quit


are drinking moderately or not at all

This medication is a lifesaver. The customer service is awesome. I love that I was able to confidentially get help.

Mike Oar Health Member

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Naltrexone is not right for everyone. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if naltrexone is right for you. If you take opioid-based medications as prescribed or recreationally or if you use illicit drugs that contain opioids, you cannot begin treatment with naltrexone until you stop taking opioids. The most common side effect of naltrexone is nausea.

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