PENNYBUSTER Thursday, 10/17/13 08:01:31 AM Re: None Post # of 1341 CEYY A Safe Procedure for a Healthy Recovery. This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure can be scheduled anytime. The procedure is administered by a trained medical professional, requiring only local anesthetic, and can take as little as 15-20 minutes. Specifically formulated and biodegradable, the implant is inserted just beneath the skin below the lower abdominal area. Patients have reported minimal to no physical discomfort during the procedure. More importantly, within hours of receiving the Naltrexone implant, patients have reported feeling complete freedom from alcohol cravings. Many patients have reported returning to work the same day. This rapid turnaround time allows patients and their loved ones to begin healing and working together towards an alcohol-free life.