One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Hobson who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. With low doses the individual doesn't experience high feelings but also does not experience intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike 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 approximately $300.00 per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med that reverses the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Hobson, TX