One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Oak Point who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low doses however, the individual doesn't feel high and also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is around $150 a month. 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 can only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Oak Point, TX