One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Cisco battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to give certain meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low enough doses however, the user does not feel high and also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this purpose, but there are other options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced approximately $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Cisco, TX