One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for individuals in Clear Lake Shores struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low amounts the user doesn't experience high feelings and also doesn't have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug used for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient 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 $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug 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 injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Clear Lake Shores, TX