One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Pep struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough amounts the individual doesn't feel high and also does not have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug used for this sole purpose, but there are other choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be dispensed in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel 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 medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person 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 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Pep, TX