One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in New Braunfels who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid dependent clients, many that are opioid-based also and are addictive. In low amounts the individual doesn't feel high but also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug used for this purpose, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be dispensed in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 /month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service in New Braunfels, TX