One of the outpatient rehab options for individuals in Huntington who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to give specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low doses the client does not feel high and also does not have acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300.00 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med which blocks 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 on a daily basis, and is priced around $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Huntington, TX