One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for clients in Cooper struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough doses however, the client doesn't feel high but also does not have intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be given in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Cooper, TX