One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Big Sandy struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids also and are habit forming. In low enough amounts however, the individual doesn't experience high feelings but also doesn't have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300 a month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Big Sandy, TX