One of the out-patient treatment options for individuals in Pettus who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low amounts the individual doesn't feel high and also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this sole purpose, but there are other choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. A person 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 is priced around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Pettus, TX