One of the out-patient rehabilitation options for individuals in Eden battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low amounts the client does not feel high and also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are other options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300.00 monthly for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Eden, TX