One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Gatesville who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low enough doses however, the individual doesn't experience being high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are alternative options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Gatesville, TX