One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for individuals in Groom battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. In low enough amounts the individual doesn't feel high and also doesn't experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug used for this reason, but there are other choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300.00 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opiates. An individual taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs about $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and isn't 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 feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Groom, TX