One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Pittsburg struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid addicted people, many that are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low enough amounts however, the client doesn't experience high feelings and also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this purpose, but there are alternative options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Pittsburg, TX