One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Eden who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer certain medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low enough amounts the client doesn't experience being high and also does not have intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are other choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. An individual 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 is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Eden, TX