One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for clients in Bronson who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to give specific medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low enough doses however, the individual does not experience high feelings and also does not experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is around $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be given in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and is priced around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Bronson, TX