One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Enochs who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent clients, many that are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low amounts however, the individual does not experience high feelings but also does not have acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are other options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is around $150 monthly. 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 highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this formulation, also known as 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 about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Enochs, TX