One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Pampa who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific meds to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts however, the individual does not experience high feelings but also doesn't experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this reason, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 per month for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that 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 anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Pampa, TX