One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Cooper struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids also and are addictive. In low enough amounts however, the individual doesn't feel high but also does not experience intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this purpose, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming 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 is priced around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Cooper, TX