One of the outpatient rehab options for clients in Elkhart struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. In low doses however, the individual does not experience high feelings and also doesn't have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are other options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike 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 about $300 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid 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, the drug prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Elkhart, TX