One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for individuals in Cibolo who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. In low enough doses the user does not experience high feelings and also does not experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Cibolo, TX