One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for clients in Bronson battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts however, the user doesn't experience high feelings and also does not have severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Bronson, TX