One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Cibolo who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low enough amounts however, the user does not experience high feelings but also does not have acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this purpose, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Cibolo, TX