One of the outpatient treatment options for clients in Oak Point battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to administer specific medications to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low doses the individual does not experience high feelings but also doesn't have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 monthly for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. An individual taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from feeling high from opioids, and therefore 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 Rehab Centers offering this service near Oak Point, TX