One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for people in El Lago who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. In low enough amounts however, the client doesn't experience being high and also does not experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this reason, but there are a few more choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the med, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near El Lago, TX