One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for people in Huntington battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to give specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low enough doses the user doesn't experience high feelings and also does not experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are a few more options to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 /month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is 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 an individual from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Huntington, TX