One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for people in Kirvin who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low amounts the individual does not experience being high and also doesn't have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this reason, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and is priced around $450 /month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Kirvin, TX