One of the out-patient treatment options for clients in Plum Grove who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. In low enough amounts the client doesn't experience being high and also doesn't have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this purpose, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be dispensed in highly 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 of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Plum Grove, TX