One of the out-patient treatment options for clients in New London who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to give specific meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low enough amounts the individual doesn't feel high but also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near New London, TX