One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for individuals in Hunt who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid addicted people, many that are opioids also and are addiction. With low doses however, the user doesn't feel high and also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this reason, but there are other choices to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from feeling 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 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Hunt, TX