One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Gatesville who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to give specific medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough amounts however, the client doesn't experience high feelings and also does not have acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are other options to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately $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 well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars monthly for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Gatesville, TX