One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for individuals in Elkhart struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low enough amounts the individual doesn't experience high feelings but also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are alternative choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be given in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Elkhart, TX