One of the out-patient rehab options for individuals in Eagle Lake battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid dependent clients, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low enough amounts however, the client does not feel high and also does not experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are a few more options to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is approximately $150 monthly. 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 given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. A person 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 around $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Eagle Lake, TX