One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for individuals in Concord who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts however, the client doesn't experience high feelings but also does not experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are a few more options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about $300.00 per month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Concord, TX