One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Dickens struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer certain medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. In low doses the individual doesn't experience being high and also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are other choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 monthly for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Dickens, TX