One of the outpatient treatment options for individuals in New Braunfels who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to give specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are addictive. In low amounts however, the user doesn't feel high but also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300.00 per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as 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 is priced around $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service in New Braunfels, TX