One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for clients in Plum Grove battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low amounts the individual does not experience being high but also doesn't experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are other options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Plum Grove, TX