One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for individuals in Leesburg struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low doses the individual does not experience being high and also does not experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are a few more options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, 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 opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that blocks 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 is also taken on a daily basis, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug 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 shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Leesburg, TX