One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Big Sandy who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to give specific medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low doses the user does not experience being high but also does not experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Big Sandy, TX