One of the out-patient treatment options for individuals in Cypress who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to give specific meds to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low amounts the individual does not experience high feelings and also doesn't have acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are other choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300.00 a month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA 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 costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. 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 shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Cypress, TX