One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for individuals in Kirvin battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low doses the user does not experience high feelings but also doesn't have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Kirvin, TX