One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for individuals in New London battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to give specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids themselves and are habit forming. In low doses however, the client doesn't experience being high but also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this reason, but there are alternative choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 /month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which 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 daily, and is priced around $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not 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 an individual from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near New London, TX