One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for people in Knippa battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user does not feel high but also doesn't have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars /month for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Knippa, TX