One of the outpatient treatment options for individuals in Goliad who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. With low doses however, the client doesn't feel high but also does not have acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this reason, but there are alternative options to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be given in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, which 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 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Goliad, TX