One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in El Lago who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low doses however, the user does not feel high and also doesn't have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. A person 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 every day, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near El Lago, TX