One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for individuals in Dickens who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. In low enough doses the client does not feel high and also does not experience severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this purpose, but there are a few more options 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 cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Dickens, TX