One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Pettus struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to dispense certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are addictive. In low enough amounts the user doesn't experience being high but also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this purpose, but there are other options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 /month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. A person consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that 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 shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Pettus, TX