One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Goliad battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low doses however, the individual doesn't feel high but also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are other options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which blocks the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Goliad, TX