One of the outpatient rehab options for individuals in Marfa struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to give specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low doses however, the user doesn't feel high and also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are alternative options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med 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 every day, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being 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 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Marfa, TX