One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for clients in Pampa battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low enough doses however, the individual does not feel high and also does not have intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this reason, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to administer the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is around $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med that reverses the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 /month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Pampa, TX