One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Marfa who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to give certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low doses however, the individual does not experience being high but also does not have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. An individual taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Marfa, TX