One of the outpatient rehab options for clients in Hunt battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user does not experience high feelings and also does not have acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this reason, but there are alternative choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that can only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Hunt, TX