One of the out-patient rehab options for people in Knippa battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to dispense certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low enough amounts the client does not experience high feelings and also doesn't have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. An individual taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Knippa, TX