One of the out-patient treatment options for individuals in Cypress struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to give specific meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioids themselves and are addiction. In low enough doses however, the client does not feel high but also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Cypress, TX